A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy clothing and kitchen utensils.

Vankan-Sekou Group's story

The group VANKAN-SEKOU is comprised of thirteen persons who all live in the same district in Benin and who belong to the same revolving credit group. The group's representative, by the name of Chantal, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. Chantal is 31 years old and married to an entrepreneur by the name of Raymond. They have four children, all in their care. Some of the children are in school.

Chantal did not attend school. For about twenty years, she has been selling kitchen utensils and clothing in her area; this enables her, along with her husband, to cover family expenses. She makes her purchases in Benin

This is the first time that Chantal and the other members of the group VANKAN-SEKOU have requested a loan from ALIDé. This loan will allow them to bolster their business and to increase their working capital in order to respond further to customer demand.

In this group: Assiba, Chantal, Pierrette, Charlotte, Aminantou, Angèle, Angèle, Emilienne, Julienne, Monique, Blandine, Aubierge, Moussibatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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