A loan of $3,875 helped a member to buy bamboo.

Yelian 1 Group's story

YELIAN 1 is a group composed of eleven people whose president (the one with her hand raised in the photo) goes by the name of Cathérine. The group members all reside in the same district, in Benin. With the goal of increasing their working capital, this group is requesting a loan from ALIDé for the first time.

Born in 1965 in Benin, Cathérine has been living for nine years in a city in Benin with her family. She is actually married to an entrepreneur by the name of Romain, and she has four children, who are all educated. Only one of the children remains in their care. The couple jointly supports the needs of the family.

Cathérine never attended school. For about eighteen years, she has been selling bamboo out of her house. This business generates revenues for her that helps her to do her part to cover family expenses. She gets her supplies in a city in Benin.

This initial loan will certainly enable her and her group to boost their level of business and to increase their customer base and their revenues.

In this group: Cathérine, Abla Marie- Claire, Gania, Appollinaire, Basilia, Séraphine, Winoumi Hortense Léocadie, Cécile, Francisca, Basilia, Louise Ayaba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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