A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy hair extensions, weaves and other cosmetic products.

Fifonsi Group's story

FIFONSI is a group of 13 people who all live in the same neighborhood. The representative of the group is called Micheline (pictured with her hand raised in the photo), and she is 37 years of age and married to Dieudonné. The couple has two children, both at school and one of whom is still in their care.

Micheline lives with her children and husband, and together the couple ensures that the various household needs are met. For almost 20 years Micheline has sold cosmetic products. In addition to this business, she also sells hibiscus flower juice in a village in Benin. Micheline gets her supplies from a village in Benin.

This is the second time that Micheline and the other members of the FIFONSI group have requested the financial support of ALIDé. They have done so to increase their working capital and strengthen their business, as well as to better meet their customers’ requests. The previous loan they received was successfully repaid.

In this group: Micheline, Afiavi Féliciènne, Vicencia, Agnès, Caroline, Christèlle Jeannette, Zinhoué Ghislaine, Valerie, Justine, Euphrasie, Clarisse, Sidonie, Ayaba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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