A loan of $1,000 helped to buy 20 cases of different types of soap.

Colette's story

Colette is 44 years old, married, and the mother of three children, two of whom have been to school. The oldest is 25 and the youngest is 17. Specializing in the sale of soaps for several years, she gets her supplies from wholesalers in one of the markets in Bénin as well as outside the country. In the hopes of increasing her capital and to satisfy the demand of her clients, Colette has requested and gotten a loan through Finadev. She hopes to grow her supplementary income and contribute to her children’s education.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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