A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy canned goods, maize, beans, manioc flour, and soap.


Benediction Group's story

"Benediction" is a group composed of 15 people whose president (the one with the raised finger in the photo) is named Eugenie. The group members know each other because they usually run their businesses in the same area of Abomey Calavi. With the goal of increasing its working capital, this group is seeking its first loan through ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners).
Born on 5 April 1961 in Dassa-Zoumè in the department of Les Collines, Eugenie has lived for ten years in Tankpè, in the town of Abomey Calavi. She is married to a gentleman named Placide and has one child, who currently attends school. In addition to her own child, Eugenie has another child in her care. Eugenie and her husband take care of the various household expenses together. Eugenie ended her studies at the secondary level. For about fifteen years, she has sold various items (maize, beans, rice, canned goods, soap, etc.) at her store located in her home. This business provides her with an income that helps her contribute to the family's expenses. Eugenie buys her goods at Dantokpa, the international market in Benin, and at the Houègbo market in Benin. This first loan will definitely allow Eugenie and her group to raise the level of their businesses and increase their clientele and income. In the future, Eugenie's ambition is to build a house and rent it out.

In this group: Eugenie, Christine, Sossy Alida, Viviane, Noëlie, Madeleine, Celine, Martine, Bénédicte, Estelle, Isabelle Rose, Yenoukounmè Irène, Hélène, Jeanne, Angèle

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