A loan of $775 helped a member to buy 3 bags of yam flour, 1 bag of corn, and 2 bags of onions.


Bona Nathalie Mariam's Group's story

This group consists of two members in a joint guarantee. Bona Nathalie Mariam, the manager, is 34-years old, married, and mother of one 10-year old child who attends a neighborhood school. She has sold yam flour, corn, and onions for five years. She restocks at one of the markets in Benin. In order to strengthen her working capital and to satisfy customer demand, she asked for and obtained financing from Finadev to increase her additional income and to contribute to the education of her children. The manager is on the left of the photo.

In this group: Bona Nathalie Mariam, Agnon Flora
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh


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