A loan of $500 helped a member to buy fruit, sacks of charcoal, and maize.

Fifa Etoile Group's story

FIFA ETOILE is a group of three persons who all live in the same district. The representative of the group, Agnès (who is raising her hand in the photo), is is 33 and married to a small-scale retailer by the name of Crépin. The couple has two children, both enrolled in school and under their care. Agnès lives together with her husband and her children. The couple share in supporting their family.

Agnès did not attend school. For six years, Agnès has been selling maize, charcoal, and fruit in her neighborhood. She buys her merchandise in Bénin. It is the second time that Agnès and the other members of the group called FIFA ETOILE are requesting a loan from ALIDé in order to grow their working capital and better respond to the needs of their clientele.

In this group: Agnès, Pascaline, Etienne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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