A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy used clothing.


Nonvignon Group's story

Nonvignon is a group of 20 individuals living in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative, Micheline (the one raising her hand in the photo) is 40 years old and married. Her husband’s name is Alexandre. They have three dependent children, all in school. Micheline lives together with her husband and children. The spouses jointly provide for their children. Micheline did not attend school. For almost seven years, Micheline has been selling second-hand clothing in a region of Benin. Micheline is dedicated to her work which allows her to support herself and her children. Micheline stocks up at a market in Benin. With the goal of meeting customer demand, Micheline, together with the other members of the Nonvignon group, is seeking her first loan. This loan will allow group members to better respond to customer demand and increase their revenues.

In this group: Micheline, Aurelie, Florence, Jeanne, Victoire, Abla Belbron Gracia, Delphine, Ruth, Eugenie, Georgette, Julienne, Léonie, Véronique, Justine, Léontine, Evelyne, Cathérine, Alougba Louise, Odile, Jeanne France Valevine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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