A loan of $725 helped to purchase corn, spices, and fish.


Mahoutin Léontine's story

Mahoutin Léontine, 40-years-old, is a widow. Mahoutin Léontine has three children, of which some are in school and all are in her care. Mahoutin Léontine lives together with her children. She takes care of the various household responsibilities. Mahoutin Léontine did not go to school. To meet the needs of her family, Mahoutin Léontine has sold corn pasta with sauce in her region for eighteen years. In the hope of increasing her working capital and satisfying the demands of her customer base, Mahoutin Léontine is asking for the financial support of ALIDé for the seventh time. The previous loans were repaid in full.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz



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