A loan of $875 helped a member to purchase empty bottles to sell.


Gbenonkpo Group's story

GBENONKPO is a group of three persons whose members are friends. The group's representative, Lucienne (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 35 years old and married to a blacksmith named Marcellin. The couple have four children, none in school, but one remains in their care. Mariam and her husband live together with their child.

Lucienne did not attend school. For nearly six years, she has been selling empty bottles at a market in Benin. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers, Lucienne is requesting, along with the other members of the group GBENONKPO, a fifth loan that will be used to respond better to customer demands and to make more profit. The previous loans were indeed paid back.

In this group: Lucienne , Charlotte Pierrette, Marguerite
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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