A loan of $1,050 helped to buy shoes.


Hélène's story

Hélène is 41 years old and married to Comlan Nestor. The couple have 4 dependent children who all attend school. They are also taking care of one more child. Hélène and her husband live together with their children and both take care of the various household expenses.

Hélène did not get much schooling. She has been selling shoes at a market in Benin for almost 16 years. Hélène is passionate about her business which enables her to meet her needs and those of her children. Hélène gets her supplies in Benin and Togo. Hélène is requesting her first loan in order to be able to satisfy her customers.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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