A loan of $625 helped a member to buy kitchenware and phone recharge cards.


Ami De Jesus Group's story

AMI DE JESUS Group is made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood in Benin. The group's representative, named Gandjo Médédomè Carine, is the one raising her hand in the photograph. She's 29 years old and doesn't live with her husband anymore, but has one school-attending child to support.

She lives alone with her child and ensures that the various household expenses are covered on her own. She dropped out of elementary school. To provide for herself, she sells kitchenware (plates, iceboxes, etc.) and phone recharge cards in one of Benin's towns. She gets her supplies in Benin, and sometimes in Togo.

In order to better meet an ever-increasing customer demand, Gandjo Médédomè Carine, together with the other members of the group, is seeking a second loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé. The first loan was repaid without problem.

In this group: Gandjo Médédomè Carine, Hortense Minassou, Sètondji Alban Abibou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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