A loan of $350 helped a member to purchase school supplies and charcoal to sell from home.


Sang De Jesus 1 Group's story

SANG DE JESUS 1 is a group of two persons whose members reside in the same district. The group's representative, Irène Assiba (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 34 years old and married to a warehouse keeper named Magloire. The couple have three children, not all in school but all in their care. She dropped out of secondary school. She lives together with her children and husband and, along with him, ensures that the different household expenses are covered.

For about ten years, Irène Assiba has been selling school supplies and various products, and charcoal secondarily, out of her home. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

This is the third time that Irène Assiba and the other members of the group SANG DE JESUS 1 have requested financial support from ALIDé with the aim of bolstering their working capital and their business and responding better to the requirements of their customers. The first two loans were indeed repaid.

In this group: Irène Assiba, Colette
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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