A loan of $875 helped a member to buy canned food and condiments.


La Paix 1 Group's story

The La Paix [Peace] 1 group consists of three individuals living in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative, Afiavi Celestine, is the one raising her hand in the photo, is 53 years old. Afiavi Celestine is a widow and the mother of five children, all in school and in her care. Afiavi Celestine leaves alone with her children and provides for family needs on her own. Afiavi Celestine never attended school. She sells canned food and condiments out of her home. She has been in this business for about eight years. She stocks up in various regions of Benin. In order to expand her business, Afiavi Celestine would like to expand her stock of goods, which will allow her to better meet customers’ expectations. In order to do so, Afiavi Celestine, together with the other members of the La Paix 1 group, is seeking her fourth loan from ALIDé. The prior loans have been duly repaid.

In this group: Afiavi Célestine, Pauline, Brigitte

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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