A loan of $375 helped a member to purchase second-hand clothes and sachets.

Jesukpego 18 Group's story

The Jesukpego 18 Group is made up of three women who are friends and who belong to the same lending group. This is the first time this group is seeking the financial assistance of Alidé in order to increase their business. The group's representative, named Mawunakpon Espérance, is the woman who has her hand raised in the photo.

Mawunakpon Espérance is 27 years old and lives in Benin. She has not had much education. She is married to a man named Fataï. The couple has three children, some of whom attend school and all of whom are in their care. Mawunakpon Espérance lives together with her husband and children, and sees to the household expenses with her husband.

In order to provide for the various family expenses, Mawunakpon Espérance has been working as a street vendor of second-hand clothes and sachets for five years. She gets her supplies in her area and in a town in Benin. With the goal of satisfying her clients and increasing her sales and her income, Mawunakpon Espérance, along with the other members of the group, is seeking a first loan from Alidé. This loan will certainly allow them to increase their businesses and to make more of a profit.

In this group: Mawunakpon Espérance, Sourou Victorine, Anne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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