A loan of $4,075 helped a member to purchase cases of beverages to sell.

Sohoueto Group's story

The group SOHOUETO is composed of nineteen persons who reside in the same district. This is the second time this group has requested financial aid from ALIDé to boost business. The group's representative, Thomasia, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 54 years old and married to a man named Antoine. The couple have two children, both in school and in their care. In addition to their children, the couple have another child to support. Thomasia lives together with her children and husband. The diverse household expenses are covered by the couple.

Thomasia dropped out of secondary school. To cover diverse household expenses, she has been selling beverages at a refreshment stand and at her home for seven years. This is a business that brings in significant revenues. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and revenues, Thomasia is requesting, along with the other members of the group SOHOUETO, a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was indeed paid back.

In this group: Thomasia, Amélie, Eugénie Akouavi, Justine, Marie, Parfaite, Arscène Victoire Bai, Maia, Abiba, Antama, Albertine, Eugénie Théodora M. A. S., Célestine, Sandra Florly Diane F, Odile, Nelly Sylvie, Gisèle, Julienne, Sylvie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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