A loan of $625 helped a member to buy rice, corn, sauce condiments, fish, and vegetable oil.


Grâce De Dieu Group's story

GRÂCE DE DIEU is a group composed of three persons whose president resides in the same district in Benin. The group’s president, Hortense (whose hand is raised in the photo) was born on September 20, 1973 in Benin and is married to a mechanic by the name of Michel. The couple has two children, both in school. One of the children lives with the couple. Hortense has had little schooling. For nearly seven years, she has been making food (corn mash and rice served with fish sauce, etc.) that she sells in her district in Benin. She operates this business with passion, and it enables her to support herself and her children. Secondarily, she sells corn porridge. She gets her supplies in Benin. Seeking to satisfy her customers. Hortense is requesting a loan along with the members of the group GRÂCE DE DIEU. This loan will be used to respond better to the demands of their customers and to earn more profit.

In this group: Hortense , Symplice Codjo, Florence
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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