A loan of $300 helped to buy and re-sell beauty products.

Gisele's story

Gisele B. is married to Charles AMINOU and they have four children together, named Sese, Carmen, Elise, and Hubert. All the children are in school. Gisele has been selling beauty products and weaves for 5 years. She supplies herself at the Marché Dantokpa, the principal market in West Africa. In the future, she would like to strengthen her basic working capital.

The meaning of ALIDE in the local language of Benin, Fon, is "there is always a path for the poorest." Benin is a small country in West Africa next to Nigeria, and its GDP per capita is $1,500. ALIDE offers special zero-interest loans to highly vulnerable people, and it is part of a group that will soon launch a micro health insurance program.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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