A loan of $800 helped a member to buy kitchen utensils (plates and ice boxes).

Ola Oluwa Group's story

The OLA OLUWA group consists of three women who are friends and who belong to the same savings group. The group's representative, Mariam, is the woman raising her hand in the photo.

Mariam is 38 years old and lives in Benin. She never went to school. She is married to a merchant named Mounirou. Mariam and her husband have three children, all in school and all their dependents. The couple jointly takes care of the household expenses. In order to cover her various expenses, Mariam has been selling kitchen utensils (plates, ice boxes, etc.) for the past four years. Additionally, she also sells shoes at a market in Benin. She buys her goods in Lomé.

Eager to satisfy her customers' needs, and in order to increase her turnover and income, Mariam is requesting a second loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the OLA OLUWA group. The first loan was well repaid.

In this group: Mariam, Sêmahon Marcelle, Sèyivè Laure

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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