A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy rice, corn, and condiments.


Awadagbe I Group's story

Awadagbe 1 is a group of 16 people, of which the members live in the same village in Benin. The leader of the group, Christine (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 34 years old and is married to a farmer named Pascal. The couple has five children some of which attend school and all of which are dependent on the couple. Christine lives with her children and her husband. The couple shares the various expenses. For some years Christine has been in the catering business (the sale of corn cake, rice) in her region. Christine buys her stock at a market in Benin. She runs this business in order to be able to support the family. Aiming to satisfy her customers, Christine requests a first loan with the other members of the Awadagbe 1 group. This loan will enable them to satisfy their customers better and to make more profit.

In this group: Christine, Codjo Raphael, Sévérine, Félicienne, Antoinette, Célestine, Véronique, Victorine, Edmond, Cica, Josephine, Sonakan, Marcelline, Rosine, Ahléhoun, Germaine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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