A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy condiments and firewood.

Nonvignon Group's story

NONVIGNON is a group of 11 people who all live in the same district in Bénin. The leader of the group, Sylvie Arlette Enagnon, (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 53 years old and married to a man named Paulin. The couple has four children, all of whom have attended school, and three of whom remain in their care. Sylvie Arlette Enagnon and her husband live with their children and together they meet their different household responsibilities. Sylvie Arlette Enagnon left school at the secondary level. For about 10 years, she has been in the business of selling condiments and firewood from her home. She is enthusiastic about her business, which allows her to meet her needs and those of her children. She gets her supplies at a market in Bénin and in one of the regions of Bénin. In hopes of meeting the demand of her customers, Sylvie Arlette Enagnon, along with the other members of the NONVIGNON group, is requesting a third loan. This loan will allow them to respond better to the demand of their customers and to make higher profits. The previous loans have been fully repaid.

In this group: Sylvie Arlette Enagnon, Amélée Yvette, Félicité, Houévi Félicité, Rose, Chantal, Marie, Léontine, Prisca, Mélanie, Bernadette

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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