A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy bags of corn.

Yemalin 1 Group's story

The Yemalin 1 group has 12 members who are all friends and live in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative is called Nadège, and is pictured with her hand raised in the photo. Nadège is 25 years of age and lives in Benin. She is married to Henry, and the couple has two children under their care, who are at school. Nadège herself did not go to school. She lives with her children and husband, and together the couple meets the different needs of the family.

To contribute to her family’s various needs, Nadège sells bags of corn, mats and akassa (a corn-based paste) in a market in Benin, and has done so for the past five years. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin. Thanks to the income generated by these activities, Nadège contributes to her family’s various requirements. To meet the needs of her ever-growing customer base, she has requested a loan from Alidé along with the other members of the Yemalin 1 group.

In this group: Nadège, Eliane, Yaoda, Françoise, Odile, Justine, Mahinou, Elisabeth, Justine, Pélagie, Sènami, Jacqueline Dansi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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