A loan of $725 helped to buy kitchen utensils.

Soubédatou Lahi's story

Soubédatou Lahi is 41-years old and married to a tailor named Akim. She received very little formal education. The couple have three children, all attending school and their dependents. Soubédatou Lahi lives together with her husband and children. The couple take care of their household expenses. In order to pay for the various family expenses, Soubédatou Lahi sells kitchen utensils in a Benin market. She also sells flashlights and stoves. She buys her supplies in a city in Benin and in Nigeria. In the quest for customer satisfaction, Soubédatou Lahi is asking for a second loan from Alide. The first loan was fully repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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