A loan of $800 helped a member to purchase plastic bags, condiments, and rice to sell out of her home.

Miwononvi Group's story

MIWONONVI is a group of four persons whose members reside in the same district. The group's representative, Mariam (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 37 years old and married to a refrigeration specialist named Marcel. The couple have four children, not all in school but all in their care. Mariam and her husband jointly ensure that the different family expenses are covered for the children.

Mariam did not attend school. For nearly fifteen years, she has been selling plastic bags, condiments, and rice out of her home and via the distribution system. She does her work with passion, and this enables her to meet her needs and those of her children. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin and from Nigeria.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and with the aim of increasing her working capital, Mariam is requesting, along with the other members of the group MIWONONVI, a loan that will be used to respond better to customer demands and to make more profit.

In this group: Mariam , Jacqueline, Donatienne, Goussi Louise

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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