A loan of $900 helped a member to buy cement to make mill wheels.


Amazone-Nonvignon Group's story

AMAZONE-NONVIGNON Group is made up of four women who are friends. This is the fourth time that the members of the group are seeking financial support from Kiva's partner, ALDé, in order to bolster their businesses.

The group's representative, named Julienne, is the one raising her hand in the photograph. She's 48 years old and never attended school. She lives in Benin and is married to one Séverin. The couple has four children to support, out of whom some attend school.

Julienne lives together with her husband and children. In order to cover the various expenses of the family, Julienne sells mill wheels at her home. She gets her supplies in one of Benin's towns.

Eager to satisfy her customers, and in order to increase her revenue and income, Julienne is seeking a fourth loan from ALIDé, together with the other members of the group. The first three loans were repaid without problems.

In this group: Julienne, Bernadette, Brigitte, Adèle

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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