A loan of $1,175 helped to buy sacks of corn and shoes.

Manriama Folakèmi's story

Manriama Folakèmi, age 39, is married to Pierre. The couple has two school-attending children whom they have to support. In addition to their own children, they also have another child to support.

Manriama Folakèmi lives together with her husband and children. The couple makes sure together that the various family expenses are covered.

Manriama Folakèmi didn't attend school much. She sells corn, shoes, and various other products at her home. This enables her to provide for her family. She gets her supplies in Northern Benin.

In order to meet customer demand, she's for the first time seeking financial support from Kiva's partner, ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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