A loan of $2,475 helped a member to purchase hair extensions and beauty products to sell in his salon.


Apcae Group's story

The group APCAE comprises nineteen persons who live in the same area and who have similar work. The group's representative, Benjamin, is the one in the photo with his hand raised. He is 33 years old and lives in Benin. Benjamin left school at the secondary level. He is a widower and the father of one child, who is in school.

To cope with his diverse expenses and to respond better to the needs of his child, Benjamin has been working in the hairstyling trade for about ten years in his region. Parallel to this, he sells beauty products in his salon. He gets his supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy his customers and to increase his sales and revenues, Benjamin is requesting, along with the other members of the group APCAE, an initial loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Frédéric, Valentin, Benjamin, Agonma Marius, Chédric Yédénou, Renauld, Louckmane, Tomagnon Augustin, Lostig Amen Ayadjè, Emmanuel, Viviane, Wadagbé Marguerite, Josephine, Eudoxie, Ida, Fifamè Yvette, Julienne, M. Marlène, Sitondji Mathilde

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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