A loan of $875 helped to buy 30 pagnes [traditional wrap-around cloth].

Annie Laurence's story

Annie Laurence is 42 years of age, married, and a mother to three children who are at school. Her oldest child is 21, while the youngest is 16 years of age. She has worked for a number of years selling pagnes [traditional wrap-around cloth], and gets her supplies in a market in Benin. In order to increase her supply capacity and cover her customers' needs, Annie Laurence has requested and obtained a loan from Finadev. She will use this loan to maximize her business, as well as to provide for her children's education.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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