A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy various items and rechargeable phone cards.

Jesutogbe 1 Group's story

The Jesutogbe 1 group comprises eight people who all live in the same town in Benin and run complementary businesses. The group leader, Philomène (with the raised hand in the photo), is 41 years old and married to a tailor named Antonin. The couple have four children, all of whom are in their care and attend school. Philomène and her husband live together with their children. Philomène only attended primary school. For close to 25 years, she has run a business selling various items and rechargeable phone cards at her home. In addition, she also sells ice water at her home; this allows her to provide for herself and her children without too much difficulty. Philomène gets her supplies in Benin. With the goal of satisfying her clientele, she is seeking a loan along with the other members of the Jesutogbe 1 group. This loan will allow them to better respond to the needs of their clientele and generate greater profits.

In this group: Philomène, Pauline, Martine, Léocadie, Reine, Geneviève, Christine, Bocoyo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details