A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy food products.


Gnambossou-Gbeta 01 Group's story

GNAMBOSSOU-GBETA group is composed of 17 members who live in the same neighborhood. The group leader, Marie Thérèse, is raising her hand in the photograph. In order to bolster their businesses and better meet customer demand, the group is seeking a second loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé.

Marie Thérèse is married to Paulin, and she has six children who all attend school. The couple takes care of the various family expenses together. About ten years ago, the couple moved in to Aïbatin, a neighborhood in Cotonou, the economic capital of Bénin.

Marie Thérèse never attended school. For ten years, she's been selling food products through the distribution system, in order to proviD. for herself and her family. She gets her supplies in Zè and Ikpinlè. In order to bolster her business and better meet customer demand, she's seeking a loan from ALIDé. Her ambition is to take her business to a higher level.

In this group: Véronique, Yénoukounmè*, Cécile, Mariano, Sabine, Pascaline, Pascaline, Louise Florese, Charlotte, Antoinette, Mathilde, Marie Thérèse, Bayi. Colette, Sévérine, Alice, Eulalie, Odette
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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