A loan of $750 helped a member to buy shoes and clothing.


Noutogbessi Group's story

NOUTOGBESSI is a group of three friends who all belong to the same tontine group. Fifamè Christelle (who is raising her hand in the photo) is the group's representative. She is 31 years old and married to a forwarding agent named Vincent. The couple has four children, some of whom have received schooling. Three of their children still live in their care. Fifamè Christelle lives with her husband and her children. The couple covers the various household expenses together.

Fifamè Christelle has been selling clothing, hair extentions, shoes, and various other items in her region for the past six years now. Fifamè Christelle buys her products in a town in Benin.

This is the first time that Fifamè Christelle and the other members of the NOUTOGBESSI group have sought financial support from ALIDé, in order to increase their working capital, expand their business, and better respond to the needs of their customers.

In this group: Fifamè Christelle, Adeline, Chédodo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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