A loan of $400 helped to buy coolers and fabric [for resale].


Flaure Mahoutin's story

Flaure Mahoutin (raising her hand in the photo) is 37 years old and married to Désiré, a mechanic. They have three children, all in school and two still in their care. Flaure Mahoutin has left school after the primary grades. She lives together with her husband and children. The spouses jointly provide for various household needs. For several years, Flaure Mahoutin has been selling coolers and spoons as a street vendor. In addition, she also sells fabric. Flaure Mahoutin is dedicated to her work, which allows her to provide for herself and her children. She stocks up in a town of Benin. With the goal of meeting customer demand and the need of increasing her working capital, Flaure Mahoutin is seeking her fifth loan. This loan will allow her to better respond to customer demand and earn a higher profit. The prior loans have been duly repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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