A loan of $800 helped to buy 3 boxes of fish, 2 boxes of liquor, 10 small cans of oil and 2 boxes of jars of mayonnaise.

Odette Kouessiba's story

46-year-old Odette Kouessiba is married and the mother of 3 children who are already independent. The eldest and youngest children are 26 and 21 years old respectively. Odette Kouessiba has been selling frozen goods, cans of oil, jars of mayonnaise and liquor for several years. She gets her supplies in the large fishmongers and shops in Benin. In order to increase her turnover and to respond well to her customer demand, she has requested and received a loan from Finadev. The profits generated thanks to this loan will enable her to strengthen her business and meet her own needs.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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