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A loan of $400 helped a member to buy bags of yams.

Sousouwe Group's story

The Sousouwe group comprises three people, and its president (with the raised hand in the photo) is named Loukiatou. The group members live in the same house. With the goal of increasing their working capital, this group is seeking its first loan through ALIDÉ. Loukiatou is 35 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a merchant named Abou. The couple have two children, both of whom are in school and live with their parents. Having ended her studies in primary school, Loukiatou prepares food that she sells in Benin. She has run this business for two years. She gets her supplies at one of the markets in Benin. This business provides her with an income that helps her pay for various household expenses. This first loan will certainly allow Loukiatou and the other Sousouwe group members to raise the level of their businesses and increase their clientele and income.

In this group: Loukiatou, Madinath, Mahoulie

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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