A loan of $350 helped a member to buy cloth and insulated containers.

Saint-Joseph Group's story

SAINT-JOSEPH is a group of three persons whose members are friends living in the same district. The group's representative, Germaine (with her hand raised in the photo), is 36 years old and married to a driver by the name of André. The couple have one child, in school and in their care. Germaine attended school very little. She lives together with her child and husband. The couple jointly ensure that the different household expenses are covered.

To help cover the diverse household expenses, Germaine has been selling cloth and insulated containers through the distribution system for four year. She gets her supplies from a city in Benin.

This is the first time that Germaine and the other members of the group SAINT-JOSEPH have requested financial support from ALIDé for bolstering their working capital and their business, as well as for responding further to the demands of their customers.

In this group: Germaine , Diane, Lydia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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