A loan of $300 helped a member to purchase wheat flour, vegetable oil and sugar.


Club D’Amis Group's story

Club d'Amis Group is a group of three people, the members of which run profit-generating businesses in the same area. The group's representative, Valerie Pascaline (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 34 years old and is married to a man by the name of Boniface. The couple has three children, certain of whom attend school and all of whom are in the couple's care. Valerie Pascaline and her husband live together with their children and together see to the various household expenses.

Valerie Pascaline stopped attending school in high school. She has been running a sewing business for nearly eight years. At the same time, she sells porridge and pasta (made from wheat flour) as a roving vendor. Valerie Pascaline undertakes this business with passion, which allows her to meet her needs and those of her children.

Valerie Pascaline gets her supplies from a market in Benin. In pursuit of customer satisfaction, she is seeking a first loan with the other members of the Club d'Amis Group. This loan will allow them to better meet customer demand and to turn a greater profit.

In this group: Valerie Pascaline, Afissatou Denise, Rosette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo



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