A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy fabric and various products such as sauces, jams, etc.

St Antoine De Padou Group's story

The group ST. ANTOINE DE PADOU is made up of 12 members who all live in the same neighborhood in Bénin. The representative of the group, Zinsi Pauline, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. Zinsi Pauline is 37 years old and lives in Bénin. She is married to a salesman by the name of Etienne. The couple has two children, both of whom attend school, in their care. Zinsi Pauline and her husband live with their children. Zinsi Pauline had very little schooling. To meet her needs and those of her children, Zinsi Pauline has been in the business of selling fabric at the market in Bénin for about 12 years. Along with this work, which brings in comparable profits, she also sells various products such as jams, sauces, etc. She buys her products in Bénin. This is the first time that Zinsi Pauline and the other members of the group ST. ANTOINE DE PADOU have requested a loan through ALIDé. This loan will allow them build up their businesses so that they can better meet customer demand.

In this group: Zinsi Pauline, Sidonie, Moibatou, Akouavi, Lucia, Houéfassi, Clarisse, K. Diane, Clarisse A., Odile, Justine, Bernadette Ayaba, Victoire
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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