A loan of $475 helped a member to buy sacks of charcoal and some firewood.


Ave Maria Group's story

The group AVE MARIA comprises three persons who live in the same district. The group's representative, Pauline Kossiwa, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 36 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a man name Benoît. They have three children, all in school and in their care.

To ensure the diverse family expenses are covered, Pauline Kossiwa has been selling firewood, charcoal, and kerosene out of her home for five years. She gets her supplies from a city in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and her revenues, Pauline Kossiwa, along with the other members of the group AVE MARIA, is requesting a second loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Pauline Kossiwa, Lydie, Bernadette Akouavi
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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