A loan of $725 helped a member to buy clothes and kitchen utensils.

Wangninan 9 Group's story

The WANGNINAN 9 group consists of three women who live in the same neighborhood. It is the fifth time that this group is requesting financial assistance from ALIDé, in order to increase its level of activity. The group's representative, Thakiratou, is the woman raising her hand in the photo.

Thakiratou is 35 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a mason named Tessilimou. Thakiratou and her husband have four children, all in school and all their dependents. Thakiratou never attended school. She lives with her husband and children and takes care of the various household expenses with her husband.

In order to meet her various needs, Thakiratou has been selling clothes (shirts, T-shirts) and kitchen utensils (plates and ice boxes) from her home, for about ten years. She buys her goods at a market in Benin.

Eager to satisfy her customers' needs, and in order to increase her turnover and income, Thakiratou is requesting a fifth loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the WANGNINAN 9 group. This loan will allow them to increase the level of their activity and to get adequate profit margins. Their previous loans have been well repaid.

In this group: Thakiratou, Ramatou, Yénoukoumè

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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