A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy corn and palm wine.


Jesulome Group's story

JESULOME is a group of 23 people who all live in the same village and belong to the same savings group. The leader of the group, Julienne, whose hand is raised in the photo, is 46 years old and married to a man named Adjaï. The couple has seven children, some of whom attend school, and four of whom remain in their care. Julienne and her husband live with their children and together they meet their different household needs. Julienne did not attend school. For nearly 20 years, she has been in the business of selling corn and vegetable oil in a city in Bénin and from her home. She is enthusiastic about her work, which allows her to meet her needs and those of her children. She gets her supplies in her own region. In the hopes of meeting the demand of her customers, Julienne, along with the other members of the JESULOME group, is requesting a third loan. This loan will allow them to meet the demand of their customers and to make higher profits. The previous loans have been fully repaid.

In this group: Julienne, Félicité Nouminakpon, Joséphine, Emilienne, Madogni Honorine, Madelene, Thèrèse, Meyidon, Lydia, Julienne, Cécile, Bernadette, Honorine, Justine, Jeanne, Cathérine, Fifamè, Louise, Alexendrine, Yvette, Vioutou, Virginie, Jeanne

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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