A loan of $750 helped a member buy plastic items.

Ganho I Group's story

The Ganho I group consists of twelve persons from the same neighborhood who became acquainted through their business activities. The representative for the group, named Cecile, is the person raising her hand in the photo. The group is for the first time seeking funding from ALIDé, in order to raise the level of their business activity and better cope with customer demands.

Cecile has never attended school. She is 56 years old and is married to Firmin. The couple has three children, all in school. Apart from the three children, the couple has another child under their care. Cecile and her husband live with their children and share responsibility for the various family expenditures.

To meet her family's diverse needs over the past fifteen years, Cecile has been selling plastic items, shoes, and to a lesser extent fabrics. She resupplies in one of Benin's markets.

In order to strengthen their business and better serve their customers, Cecile and the other members of the Ganho I group are seeking a first loan from ALIDé. Their ambition is to increase the level of their business activity.

In this group: Cécile, Aimée, Pulchérie Angèle, Simonne, Matilde, Natacha, Pauline, Lucette, Brigitte, Honorine, Juliènne, Hermine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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