A loan of $300 helped a member to buy cloth and some spare parts to sell.


Iche-Otan Group's story

"ICHE-OTAN" is a group composed of three persons who reside in the same district. The group's representative, Nafiratou (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 63 years old, a widow, and the mother of six children, none of whom are in school. Among the children, one remains in her care. Nafiratou lives alone with her child. She ensures by herself that her different needs and those of her child are met.

To cope with her different expenses, Nafiratou has a business selling cloth and spare parts for motorbikes in certain regions of Benin. She has been in this business for about twenty years and gets her supplies from a market in Benin and from Nigeria.

To respond better to the requirements of her increasingly numerous customers and to make more profit, Nafiratou, along with the other members of the group "ICHE-OTAN", is requesting an initial loan from ALIDé. This loan will enable them to raise their level of business and to grow their customer base and their revenues.

In this group: Nafiratou , Khaliatou, Sabine Rose

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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