A loan of $225 helped to buy 4 dozen shoes; 6 dozen plastic bags; 1-25kg bag of rice; 1-25L drum of vegetable oil.

Madeleine's story

Madeleine K. was born in Cotonou on June 3rd, 1979. She went to school until grade 4, at which time she chose to leave school. She apprenticed as a seamstress for three years and after four years of training, she received her diploma. She worked as a seamstress for three years, then decided to join her mother in selling chickens at the Dantokpa market. She then started selling lingerie, ready-to-wear clothing and various other articles. She is asking for this, her second loan, to bolster her business. She plans to purchase shoes, plastic bags, vegetable oil and rice. She is married to Marc Sehounon and is the mother of twins named Chadrac and Mechac.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer L K

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