A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy hairpieces and cosmetics.


Dieu Est Grand Group's story

The DIEU EST GRAND group is made up of three people who live in the same district. This is the first time that this group has requested financial help from ALIDé with the hope of growing their business. The representative of the group, named Martine, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. Martine is 42 years old and left school at the university level. She also learned to be a hairstylist. She is married to a man named Gilbert. The couple has three children, all of whom attend school, in their care. Martine lives with her husband and children. In order to meet the different responsibilities of her family, she has been working as a hairstylist in her district for 10 years. In addition, she sells hairpieces and cosmetic products. She gets her supplies at a market in Bénin. In the hopes of meeting the demand of her customers and to increase her turnover and her income, Martine is requesting, along with the other members of the DIEU EST GRAND group, her first loan through ALIDé. This loan will certainly allow her to raise the level of her business and to earn larger profits.

In this group: Martine, Amessouwoe Antoinette, Fidèle Kaï Ayaba
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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