A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy maize, rice, fish and condiments.

Gbenonkpo Af2 Group's story

Gbenonkpo AF2 is a group of three friends who all live in the same neighbourhood. The group’s representative is Anifath Celestine (holding up her hand in the photo).

Anifath Celestine is 40 years old and married to a fisherman named Tidjani. The couple has five children to support, all of whom are in school. Anifath Celestine lives with her husband and children, and the couple together ensure that household expenses are met.

Anifath Celestine did not go to school. In order to contribute to living expenses, Anifath Celestine has been selling food for 15 years (corn mash and rice, with fish sauce). Her secondary business is selling cloth from home. Anifath Celestine buys her produce in Benin.

In order to satisfy her customers and expand her business, Anifath Celestine is requesting a sixth loan from Alidé along with the other members of the Gbenonkpo AF2 group. This loan will help them to better respond to the needs of their customers and increase their profits. The previous loans have all been repaid.

In this group: Anifath Celestine, Winmanvi Béatrice, Eniola Nathalie

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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