A loan of $1,325 helped a member to purchase corn and rice for her restaurant and some plasticware to sell.


Awadagbe Group's story

AWADAGBE is a group of sixteen persons whose members reside in the same village. The group's representative, Eugénie (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 43 years old and married to a man named Bénoit. The couple support four children, who are all in school. Eugénie lives together with her children and husband. The couple jointly ensure that the diverse expenses are covered.

For a few years, Eugénie has had a restaurant business and a business selling plasticware in a district in Benin. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin. She works in order to be able to meet the needs of her household.

Seeking to satisfy her customers, Eugénie is requesting, along with the other members of the group AWADAGBE, an initial loan for responding better to customer demands and making more profit.

In this group: Eugénie, Justine, Lissanou Jacques, Eugénie, Rolande, Viviane, Lucienne, Gnonlonfoun Benoît, Louïse, Anasthasie Ifachore, Mhougnon Emmanuel, Faousiath, Julienne, Christine, Fatimatou, Edith
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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