A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy bags of corn and rice, and phone recharge cards.


Maria Lome Group's story

MARIE LOME is a group made up of three people whose members live in the same area. The group's representative, Aïhonsi Catherine (whose hand is raised in the photo) is 43 years old. Aïhonsi Catherine is married to a tiler named Albert. The couple has four children, all in school and in their care. Aïhonsi Catherine has another child in her care besides her children. Aïhonsi Catherine lives together with her husband and children. Together, the couple sees to the various household expenses. Aïhonsi Catherine stopped school at the secondary level. To cope with her various expenses, Aïhonsi Catherine has sold grains and phone recharge cards secondarily at her house for fifteen years. Aïhonsi Catherine stocks up in a market in Benin. With the goal of growing her business in order to be more competitive on the market, Aïhonsi Catherine is asking, together with the other members of the MARIA LOME group, for a sixth loan from Alidé. The past credits were correctly repaid.

In this group: Aïhonsi Catherine, Blandine, Anne Marie
*not pictured

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