A loan of $700 helped a member to buy fabric and shoes.


Ogo-Oluwa Group's story

The OGO-OLUWA group is made up of three women who are friends and who all live in the same neighborhood in Benin. The group's leader, Élisabeth Djidonou, has her hand raised in the photo. Élisabeth is 43 years old and is married to a mattress maker called Barthélémy. They have four children, some of whom have been to school. Two children are still in their care. Élisabeth Djidonou lives together with her husband and children. Together, the couple meet the household's expenses.

For almost five years, Élisabeth has been selling fabric and shoes, on foot. She obtains her supplies from a town in Benin and in Lomé. With the goal of increasing her activity and better meeting customer demand, Élisabeth Djidonou wants to obtain a third loan, together with the other members of the group. The first two loans have been fully repaid.

In this group: Élisabeth Djidonou, Rosaline Nongbo, Houndéma

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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