A loan of $1,000 helped to buy 2 dozen sets of hair extensions, 15 pagnes, 2 boxes of tinned tomatoes, 1 box of spaghetti and 2 boxes of ointment.


Blanche Delphine's story

43-year-old Blanche Delphine is married and the mother of 4 children who attend school; the eldest is already at university. The eldest and youngest children are 21 and 10 years old respectively. Blanche Delphine has a shop in which she has been selling beauty products, hair extensions, spaghetti, canned goods and other items for several years. She gets her supplies at one of Benin's markets, and from abroad. In order to reinforce her buying power and to respond to her customers' demands, Blanche Delphine has requested and received a loan from Finadev, with a view to maximising her profits and contributing to her children's education.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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