A loan of $625 helped a member to buy bags of charcoal.


Fenou Group's story

FENOU is a group made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood. The group representative, Cathérine (who is raising her hand in the photo), is 36 years old. Cathérine is married to a man named Samuel. The couple has two children, both of whom attend school and are in the care of their parents. Cathérine lives with her children and her husband, and she and her husband cover the household expenses together. Cathérine stopped her studies during primary school.

To cover her expenses, Catherine has been selling charcoal from her home for seven years now. Cathérine stocks up at a market in Benin.

Striving to better meet the demand of her ever-growing customer base and increase her profits, Cathérine is seeking, along with the other members of the FENOU group, a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was correctly repaid.

In this group: Cathérine , Florentine, Cécile

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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