A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy corn and cassava flour.

Massavoh Group's story

The MASSAVOH group consists of sixteen people who all live in the same neighbourhood. This is the second time that the group is requesting financial support from the micro-finance institution ALIDé in order to improve the level of their businesses. The leader of the group is called Juliette. She is raising her hand in the photo. Juliette left primary school and trained as a seamstress. Juliette is 34 years old and married to a joiner named Gilbert. The couple has four children who are all in school and in their care. Juliette lives together with her husband and her children. The couple takes care of the various household expenses. To this end, Juliette has been working as a seamstress in her workshop in Benin for eight years. In addition to this activity, Juliette sells various food products (corn, cassava flour, etc) from her workshop. These business activities enable her to cater to her family's needs. Juliette gets her supplies from a market in Benin. In order to ensure customer satisfaction and increase her revenue and income, Juliette is requesting her second loan from ALIDé together with the other members of the MASSAVOH group. The first loan has been duly repaid.

In this group: Juliette, Athanasie, O. Martine, Euphrasie, Victoire, Dovomè Victorine, Irène, Micheline, Marie, Angèle, Pélagie, Marguerite, A. Yvette, Emilienne, Mireille, Louise

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stella Hodkin

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