A loan of $2,525 helped a member to purchase damask fabrics and shoes.


Ifesowakpo Group's story

The IFESOWAKPO group is made up of eight people who live in the same locality and conduct joint activities. This is the second time that this group has sought financial aid from ALIDé, in order to raise the level of their business.

The representative of the group, by the name of Rachidi, is the man with the raised hand in the photo. Rachidi is 38 years old and lives in Benin. Rachidi is married to a reseller named Baskatou. The couple has six children dependent upon them, four of which are their own. Some of the children are in school. Rachidi attended school up until high school and then learned the trade of sewing. Aside from this business, which enables him to support himself and provide for the needs of his children, Rachidi has been selling damask fabrics and shoes for the last fourteen years. Rachidi obtains his goods in Nigera, a neighboring state of Benin, as well as in Benin.

In his quest to satisfy his clients and to increase his sales and his revenue, Rachidi, along with the other members of the IFESOWAKPO group, is seeking a second loan.

In this group: Rachidi, Justin, Oloruntola, Julien, Moukaïla, Pauline, Pauline, Marguérite

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lisa Ferguson



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