A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase hair extensions, other beauty products and pay-per-use cellphone cards.

Maria Kpewu Group's story

MARIA KPEWU is a group with five members. The President, Prisque has her finger raised in the photo. The group members are all a part of the same tontine. They are asking for a second loan to enhance their business' activity and to increase their sales. Prisque was born on January 9, 1970 in Abomey, in the department of Zou. She has lived for three years now in Vedoko, in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Prisque is married to Marc and they have two children who are in school. They all live together as a family. Together they are responsible for the various family expenses. Prisque only finished elementary school, but learned hairdressing. She has been in this business for about three years which has allowed her to provide for the needs of the family. As a side business, Prisque also sells hair extensions, beauty products and pay-per-use cellphone cards at her shop in Vedoko. She buys her supplies in Dantokpa, the international market in Benin. She is asking for this loan from Alidé in order to grow her business and to grow her turnover and revenues.

In this group: Prisque, Forentine, Mélanie, Josephine, A. Clotilde

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye

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