A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase three boxes of buttons, one box of spools of thread, two dozen fasteners and three bolts of poplin.


Naimatou's story

Naimatou is 34 years old, married and the mother of three children, two of whom are students at a local school. The eldest and the youngest are 23 and 12 years old, respectively. Naimatou has a shop located in the town center, where she has been selling notions for several years. She gets her supplies in one of the markets in Benin and beyond. With the goal of strengthening her business and meeting the expectations of her customers, she has turned to Finadev's microfinance program in order to maximize her additional income and contribute to her children's education.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo


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