A loan of $700 helped a member to buy secondhand clothes and fruit.

Akuetin Group's story

The AKUETIN group is made up of three friends who live in the same neighborhood. This is the seventh time that the group is seeking financial assistance from ALIDé, in order to raise the level of its business activity.

Jeanne, whose hand is raised in the photograph, is the group's representative. Jeanne is 34 years old and lives in Benin. She stopped attending school during primary school. Jeanne is married to Lucien. The couple has three children, all of whom are in their care and attend school. Jeanne lives with her husband and children.

In order to cover the various family expenses, Jeanne has been selling secondhand clothing by the distribution system for about eight years now. On the side, Jeanne sells fruit. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

In order to satisfy her customers and increase her turnover and revenue, Jeanne, along with the other members of the AKUETIN group, is seeking a seventh loan from ALIDé. The first six loans were all correctly repaid.

In this group: Jeanne, Pélagie, Alice

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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