A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy electrical equipment (starters, alternators, bulbs, etc).


Iboukoun-Olouwa Group's story

The Iboukoun-Olouwa group is composed of four people who know each other and belong to the same artisans' group. This is the first time this group is seeking financial support from ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners), and are doing so in order to raise the level of their businesses. The group representative, named Kolawolé, is the man whose hand is raised in the photo. Kolawolé was born in 1981 in the Ouémé department. He is married to a shopkeeper named Rosaline. The couple have three children in their care, of whom two are their own. All of the children attend school and live together with their parents. Kolawolé is an electrician. Alongside his job, which allows him to provide for himself and his family, Kolawolé has been selling electrical equipment at his workshop for six years. He gets his supplies in Nigeria, a country bordering Benin. With the goal of satisfying his clientele and increasing his sales volume and income, Kolawolé, together with his group, is seeking his first loan.

In this group: Kolawolé, M. Edith, O. Lamidé, Richard

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