A loan of $575 helped a member to buy cloth, hair extensions, and beauty products to sell.

Avan-Nah Group's story

The group AVAN-NAH comprises three persons who reside in the same district. The group's representative, Kwassialé Hermance, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 39 years old and married to a man named Norbert. Kwassialé Hermance has had little schooling but learned how to sew. The couple have two children, of whom one is in school, and both are in their care. Kwassialé Hermance lives together with her children and husband. The couple share in covering the different household expenses.

To help with different family needs, Kwassialé Hermance has been sewing for nine years in her workshop located in her district. Parallel to this work, she sells cloth, hair extensions, and beauty products in her shop. This work 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, Kwassialé Hermance, along with the other members of the group AVAN-NAH, is requesting a second loan from ALIDé. This loan will enable them to raise their level of business and to grow their customer base and their revenues. The previous loan was indeed paid back.

In this group: Kwassialé Hermance, Agathe, Akoua Fréda

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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