A loan of $925 helped a member to buy sacks of corn.

El-Shaddaï Group's story

The group EL-SHADDAÏ comprises four persons who are friends having the same businesses. The group's representative, Roberte, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 46 years old and a widow. Roberte has had little schooling. She is the mother of two children, of whom one is in school and both are in her care. She lives alone with her children and ensures by herself that her diverse needs and those of her children are met.

To help with different household needs, Roberte has been selling plasticware and corn via the distribution system. This business enables her to meet her needs without much problem. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and revenues, Roberte, along with the other members of the group EL-SHADDAÏ, is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé. This loan will enable them to raise their level of business and to grow their customer base and their revenues. The first three loans were indeed paid back.

In this group: Afiavi, Roberte, Nathalie, Yvette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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