A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy bales of second-hand clothing.

Minsomahu Group's story

The group MINSOMAHU is composed of seven persons who lives in the same district. This is the third time that this group has requested financial aid from ALIDé for boosting their businesses. The group’s representative, by the name of Chantal, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. She is 40 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a mechanic by the name of Kenedy, and they have five children who are all in school. Three of the children are their own. The children live together with their parents. Chantal has attended middle school.

To support herself and her family, Chantal runs a business selling staple foods. Aside from this, she sells second-hand clothing. She has been in this business for about 20 years. She gets her supplies from the markets of Benin. Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her turnover and her revenues, she and the other members of the group MINSOMAHU are requesting a third loan. The loans previously received have indeed been repaid.

In this group: Chantal, Benoite, Clotilde, Diane, Mariam, Fatima, Chantal

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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