A loan of $750 helped a member to buy miscellaneous articles, pieces of African cloth and firewood.


Amies De Jesus 1 Group's story

The AMIES DE JESUS 1 group has three female members, who are all friends and live in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative is called Marie Rose, and is pictured with her hand raised in the photo. Marie Rose is 51 years of age and lives in Benin. She did not attend school. She is married to a soldier called Constant, and the couple has four children, all at school and all under their care. Marie Rose lives with her husband and children, and together the couple makes sure that the various household needs are met. To cover her family expenses, Marie Rose works selling miscellaneous articles, pieces of African cloth and, on a secondary level, firewood, from her home. She gets her supplies from a region of Benin. To satisfy her customers and increase her sales and income, Marie Rose has requested a third loan from Alidé, along with the other members of the AMIES DE JESUS 1 group. Their first two loans were successfully repaid.

In this group: Marie Rose , Hortense Elise, Akoua Aline
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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