A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy hair extensions and cosmetics.


Wangnignigbe Group's story

The "Wangnignigbe" group is composed of seven people who have known each other since childhood. The group representative, named Antoinette, is the one whose hand is raised in the photo. This is the first time that this group is seeking financial support through ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners) with the goal of raising the level of their businesses.
Antoinette is married to a carpenter named Antoine. The couple have four children, all of whom are in their care and attend school. Antoinette has lived in the Saint Louis area of the town of Abomey Calavi with her husband and children for thirteen years. The couple takes care of the family expenses together. For close to thirteen years, Antoinette has run a business selling hair extensions. Along with this activity, she also sells cosmetics. With the goal of strengthening her business and better responding to her customers' demands, Antoinette would like to obtain another loan together with her fellow group members.

In this group: Antoinette, Félicienne, Chantal, Jeanne, Raïnantou, Iréné Assiba, Akouavi Geneviève

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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