A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy a generator.

Crepi Group's story

CREPI is a group of three persons whose members belong to the same collective of craftsmen. The group's representative, Augustin (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 30 years old. Augustin is married to a retailer named Mariette. They have five children to support. Two of the children are their own, and some of them are in school. Augustin lives together with his wife and children. The couple jointly ensure the various household expenses are covered.

Augustin dropped out of primary school and then learned how to weld. To cope with his various expenses, he has been welding for seven years in this region. It is a business that brings in non-negligible revenues. He gets his supplies from Nigeria.

Seeking to satisfy his customers and having the aim of better equipping his welding shop by acquiring a generator, Augustin, along with the other members of the group CREPI, is requesting a third loan from ALIDé. This loan will be used to respond better to the demands of their customers and to make more profit. The [first] two loans were paid back.

In this group: Augustin, Babatoundé Bernard, Ozin

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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