A loan of $800 helped to buy ten cartons of assorted types of soap, five bottles of cooking oil, ten cartons of milk, one sack of rice, and two cans of kerosene for resale.

Gladys Akoua's story

At 34 years old, Gladys Akoua is married and has one child who is enrolled in school. She has been selling various sundries for several years. She purchases her supplies at one of the markets in Benin. In order to increase her working capital and to meet the demands of her customer base, Gladys Akoua has sought and obtained financial assistance from Finadev. This assistance will allow her to maximize her income and to contribute to the education of her children.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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