A loan of $875 helped a member to buy earthenware jars to make traditional medicines.


Saintete Group's story

SAINTETE is a group composed of three persons living in the same district. The group's representative, Méssè Martine (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 44 years old and married to a man named Yves. The couple have four children, all in school and in their care. In addition to their children, the couple have two other children to support. Méssè Martine lives with her children. She has had little schooling. To cope with her different expenses, Méssè Martine has had a business selling traditional medicines in her district for about twenty years. She gets her supplies from regions in Benin. With the goal of responding better to the requirements of her burgeoning customer base and making more profit, Méssè Martine is requesting, along with the other members of the group SAINTETE, a loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Méssè Martine, Nougbossougni Euphrasie, Alice
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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