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A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy a large quantity of bowls and apples.

Nonvignon 8 Group's story

NONVIGNON 8 Group is made up of 32 persons who live in the same neighborhood. This is the second time that the members of the group are seeking financial support from Kiva's partner, ALIDé, in order to bolster their businesses.

The group's representative, named Pélagie, is the one raising her hand in the photograph. She's 24 years old and married to a mason named Victor. Pélagie is the mother of two children whom the couple has to support. Both children attend school.

Pélagie lives together with her children and her husband. The couple ensures together that the various household expenses are covered. To be able to do so, Pélagie sells fruits (apples) and kitchenware (bowls) as a traveling saleswoman.

She gets her supplies in one of Benin's market. Eager to satisfy her clientele and in order to bolster her revenue and income, Pélagie, together with the other members of NONVIGNON 8 Group, is seeking a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was repaid without problems.

In this group: Denise Ablavi, Yabavi Pascaline, Cécile, Isabelle Ahiba, Sossi Marcelline, Nadège, Assiba Solange, Viviane, Cathérine, Yvette, Bertille, Louise, Abla, Ablavi Bernadette, Claire, Cécile, Antoinette, Viviane, Chantal, Reine, Martine, Françoise, Annick, Julienne, Pélagie, Innocentia Okê, Auréole, Martine, Eveline, Julienne, Odette, Pulchérie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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