A loan of $525 helped a member to buy hair extensions and hair products.


Bitossessi Group's story

The group BITOSSESSI is composed of four persons who are friends living in the same village. The group's representative, Florence, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 34 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a mason named Gildas. The couple have six children, some in school but all in their care. Florence lives together with her husband and children and, along with her husband, ensures that the household expenses are covered.

Florence did not attend school but learned how to style hair. She has been doing this work in her home for twelve years. Parallel to this business, she sells hair extensions and hair products. She gets her supplies from her region.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and revenues, Florence is requesting, along with the other members of the group BITOSSESSI, a third loan from ALIDé. The previous loans were indeed paid back.

In this group: Florence , Idesse Henriette, Laly Houegnide, Rosine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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