A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy bowls, basins, plastic items and fabric.


Elchadaï Group's story

ELCHADAÏ is a three-person group whose members belong to the same church. The group's president, Clémence Colette A. (whose hand is raised in the photo), was born on May 12, 1975 in the commune of Abomey Calavi. She is married to a schoolteacher named Dénis. The couple has three children of their own and one in their care; all are in school. Clémence and her family have lived in the Allédjo neighborhood of in Abomey Calavi for nearly 20 years. Together the couple provides for the needs of the household. Clémence never went to school. To support her family and assure the needs of her children, Clémence has run a business for eleven years, selling kitchen utensils (plastic items, bowls, basins, etc.) As a sideline, she sells fabrics, thereby diversifying her revenue sources. Clémence buys her supplies in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. This is the first time that Clémence has requested a loan from ALIDé. This loan will certainly enable her and her group to increase their stock of products and better meet customer demand.

In this group: Clémence Colette, P. Akouavi Aline, Clémence

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea



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