A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy refill cards for prepaid phones.

Mahuena-Sourou B Group's story

MAHUENA-SOUROU B is a group composed of 11 people who all live in the same neighborhood. The group representative, Gaston, is the one raising his hand on the picture. Gaston is 49 and is married to Séraphine. Together they care for their 3 children, some of whom go to school. Gaston quit school at the primary level. For about 5 years, Gaston has been selling refill cards for prepaid phones. It has enabled him to financially take care of his family, along with his wife. Gaston buys those items in Benin. It is the third time that Gaston and the other members of the MAHUENA-SOUROU B group are applying for a loan from ALIDÉ. Thanks to this loan, he will be able to strengthen his business and boost his sales, in order to better meet the needs of his customers.

In this group: Jean Pierre, Moyibatou, Marguerite, Afiavi Emma Odette Parfaite, Françoise Marie Akouavi, Roukayatou, Ida Antoinette Akouavi, Armande, Fariatou, Saadatou, Gaston

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Roland

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