A loan of $1,275 helped a member to purchase fabrics.

Gnambossou Gbeta Group's story

The Gnambossou Gbeta group is composed of eight people who live in the same neighbourhood. This is the first time that the group has asked for a loan through ALIDé in order to take their business to the next level. The representative of the group, Louise Clarisse, is the one in the photo raising her hand. Louise Clarisse is 45 years old and is married to a plumber named Christophe. Louise Clarisse stopped attending school at the secondary level. The couple has two children, both of whom are in school and dependents.

Louise Clarisse livers together with her husband and children. The couple shares the different household needs. To support the family, Louise Clarisse has been selling “bazin” fabrics [damask] for twenty years through a distribution system. This has allowed her to make ends meet without great difficulty. Louise Clarisse stocks up at a market in Benin.

In the quest to satisfy her clientele and to increase her turnover and profits, Louise Clarisse, along with the other members of the Gnambossou Gbeta group, is asking for her first loan through ALIDé.

In this group: Louise Clarisse, Célestine, Justine Mahoussi, Armande Lisette, Chantal, Métogbé Gilberte, Sidonie, Solange Afiavi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Mszanski

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