A loan of $1,000 helped to buy 2 cases of buttons, 2 cases of thread spools, 3 dozen boxes of clasps, and 2 rolls of poplin fabric..


Yabo's story

Yabo, age 37, is married and mother to four children, two of whom have already completed school. The oldest and youngest are, respectively, 23 and 6 years old. A dress-maker by trade, she sells her merchandise in a store situated in the heart of the city and buys her provisions in one of the markets in Bénin and outside the country as well. Out of concern for bolstering her available stock and satisfying the needs of her clients, she has requested and received financial aide from Finadev Bénin [Kiva field partner]. This financial support will allow her to increase her supplementary income and support her children's education.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff


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