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A loan of $1,000 helped to buy 10 lots of hair extensions, 1 hair dryer and one mirror.

Akouavi Clarisse's story

35-year-old Akouavi Clarisse is married and the mother of 3 children, aged between 3 and 8 years. A hairdresser by profession, she has a hair salon where she has been selling hair extensions, mirrors and hair dryers for several years. She gets her supplies at one of Benin's markets and her clientèle is mainly made up of women from Benin and Togo. With a view to increasing her buying power and meeting her customer demand, Akouavi Clarisse has requested and received funding from Finadev so that she can maximise her profits and help her children get an education.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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