A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy condiments and staple foods.

Nonvignon Gbe Group's story

The group NONVIGNON GBE is composed of 27 members who know each other because they live in the same district in Benin. The president of this group, by the name of Célestine, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. With the goal of boosting their businesses in order to cope better with customer demands, the group members are requesting financial support from ALIDé.

Célestine is married to a Port agent named Gérôme and has five children, who are all in school. Only one of the children is still a dependent. The couple jointly ensures that the various family expenses are met. Célestine and her husband live together with their child.

Célestine never went to school. To support herself and her family, she has been running a business for 30 years selling condiments and staple foods out of her home. She gets her supplies in Benin.

With the goal of bolstering her business and further satisfying her customers, Célestine and the other members of the group NONVIGNON GBE are requesting a second loan from ALIDé. Their ambition is to grow their businesses.

In this group: Appoline Assiba, Chantale, Afi, Bernadette, Christine, Monique Afiavi, Baï Pétronille, Martine Sylvie, Anick Rufine, Antoinette, Célestine, Léontine, Yvette, Colette, Béatrice Bidossessi, Madeleine, Béatrice, Elisabeth, Véronique, Sètondé Mauricette, Gerraine, Victorine, Justine, Kuavi Claudine, Souliatou, Félicité, Jeanne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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