A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy fabric.

Afepeb Group's story

Afepeb is a group of 10 individuals living in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative, Albertine (the one raising her hand in the photo), is 44 years old and separated from her husband. Albertine has two children, both attending school and in her care. Albertine lives alone with her two children. Albertine supports herself and her children. She has had little formal schooling. For about 16 years, Albertine has been selling fabric through a distribution system and also as a street vendor. She is dedicated to this work, which allows her to provide for her and her children’s needs. Albertine stocks up at one of the markets in Benin. With the goal of meeting customer demand, Albertine, along with the other members of the Afepeb group, is seeking her first loan. This loan will allow the group members to better respond to customer demand and increase their revenues.

In this group: Albertine, Augustine, Léontine, Emilienne, Nadège Laure, Mélanie, Irène Bamidélé Atchakè, Imelda Carmel Ayitchédé, Jeanne Solange Félicité, Anne-Marie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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