A loan of $275 helped a member to buy wheat flour, sugar, and hibiscus flower.

Kou-Masse Group's story

The KOU-MASSE group is made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood.

Elise (the woman raising her hand in the photo) is the group's representative. This is the first time that the group is seeking the financial support of ALIDé, in order to expand their business. Elise is married to a welder named Guillaume. The couple has four children, and they both provide for the various household needs. Elise lives with her husband and children. She did not receive schooling.

Elise is an itinerant vendor and has been selling porridge and flour for about ten years now. She stocks up at a market in Benin. Since the demand from her customers is growing and seeing that their resources are limited, Elise, along with the other members of the KOU-MASSE group, is seeking a first loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Elise, Emilienne, Tété Félicienne

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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