A loan of $825 helped a member to buy some condiments for sauce and some young goats.

Sewanou Group's story

The SEWANOU group comprises three people who have known each other since childhood. The group representative, named Taïwo Lucie, is the lady with her hand raised in the photograph. This is the second time the group is seeking the financial assistance of ALIDé in order to increase the scale of their business. Taïwo Lucie is 36 years old and is married to a man named Pascal. They have three children, all in school and living at home. For seven years, Taïwo Lucie has been preparing food (lamb sauce etc) in a restaurant in Benin; an activity which allows her to meet the living expenses of her children. Taïwo Lucie buys her products in Benin.
With the goal of increasing the scale of her activity, and to better meet the needs of her customers, Taïwo Lucie is seeking a second loan from ALIDé, together with the other members of the SEWANOU group.
The previous loan has been fully repaid.

In this group: Taïwo Lucie, Charlotte, Justine Ablawa
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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