A loan of $975 helped to purchase 35 outfits of women's clothing.

Abèle Hounwanou's story

Abèle is 35 years old, married and the mother of two children who attend school. The two children are 15 and 12 years old, respectively.

Abèle has a ready-to-wear clothing shop where she has been selling women's clothing for several years, and for which she gets her supplies in one of Benin's markets. With the goal of strengthening her business and meeting customer demand, Abèle has sought and obtained a loan from Finadev in order to maximize her profits and to contribute to her children's education.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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