A loan of $400 helped a member to buy used clothing.

Enagnon Group's story

ENAGNON is a group composed of three people, whose members are friends who all sell in the same market in Missèbo in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. In order to bolster their businesses and meet customer demand, this group has come to Kiva's partner, ALIDé, to seek a second loan.

The leader of the group, Géraldine (raising her hand in the photograph) was born on April 22, 1960 in Adjohoun, in Ouémé Department. She's married to Albert and is the mother of four children, who all attended school. She still has one child to support. 30 years ago, she moved in to Kpankpan in Cotonou, where she lives with her husband and the child she still supports. The couple takes care of the various household expenses together.

Géraldine dropped out of middle school and learned sewing, an activity she's been doing for about twelve years and from which she draws an income helping her provide for herself. In parallel, she sells used clothing at the Missèbo market in Cotonou. With the goal of bolstering her business and better meeting an ever-increasing customer demand, Géraldine is seeking a second loan from ALIDé. Her ambition is to have her own shop in the future.

In this group: Gérardine, Jeanne, Estelle

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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