A loan of $850 helped a member to buy corn and firewood.

Ste Marie Group's story

The group Ste. MARIE comprises two persons who reside in the same district. The group's representative, Anne Bamitodjou, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 51 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a 'moto' driver named Ramane. They have two children, both in school and in their care. Anne Bamitodjou lives together with her husband and children and jointly ensures along with her husband that the household expenses are covered.

To ensure the household expenses are covered, Anne Bamitodjou has been selling corn and firewood from her home for about twenty years. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and revenues, Anne Bamitodjou, along with the other members of the group Ste. MARIE, is requesting a loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Anne Bamitodjou, Justine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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