A loan of $250 helped purchase of 2 sacks of manioc flour, 15 kg of dried beans, 10 sacks of charcoal, one half sack of coco yam flour, and a sack of corn.

Cathérine's story

Coming from Bassila in North Benin, Mrs. Cathérine C. was born in 1949. She has been widowed for 15 years and has 5 children, of whom two are still in her care. Raised by her aunt, she did not go to school but rather helped her aunt with household and field work.

After her marriage, she sold a millet and maize beverage called "Tchakpalo". 15 years ago, she came to live in Cotonou, where she sells various items such as charcoal, coco yam flour, maize, and coco yams. She is requesting this loan of 120,000 f to bolster her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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