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A loan of $575 helped a member to buy second-hand clothing.

Jesulome Group's story

The "Jesulome" group comprises three people who live in the same area. The group leader, Akouavi Joséphine (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 48 years old. Akouavi Joséphine did not attend school and is married to a man named Ange. The couple have four children, some of whom attend school and all of whom are in their parents' care. The couple live together with their children and provide for the household together. To provide for the family, Akouavi Joséphine has sold second-hand clothing door-to-door for close to fifteen years. She gets her supplies at a market in Benin. With the goal of expanding her business and being more competitive in the market, Akouavi Joséphine wants to increase her stock of products; this will allow her to raise her sales and income. For this reason, she is seeking a third loan with ALIDÉ together with the other members of the Jesulome group. The two previous loans were repaid properly.

In this group: Akouavi Joséphine , Bernadette, Mariette

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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