A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase fruit.


Espoir Group's story

ESPOIR is a group of three people who all live in the same neighbourhood. The representative of the group, Justine (who has her hand raised in the photo) is 25 years old and is married to Marcellin - a mechanic. They have one child, who attends school and lives with them. Justine and her husband cover the household expenses between them. Justine did not go to school. For the last fifteen or so years, she has worked as a local fruit trader. She is passionate about her work, which allows her to meet her own needs and also those of her children.
She buys her products in a market in an area of Bénin. To meet customer demand, she is seeking a third loan, together with the members of the ESPOIR group. This loan will help them to better meet their customers' expectations and to make larger profits. The previous loans have been fully repaid.

In this group: Justine, Pierrette Reine, Assiba Carine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton



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