A loan of $800 helped a member to buy ten "pagnes", five boxes of sardines and one sack of rice.


Rosemonde's Group's story

This group is made up of two women who are taking a solidarity loan together, offering mutual guarantee to each other. The representative of the group, Rosemonde, is 30 years old. She is married and the mother of three children who attend a local school. Her oldest and youngest children are 14 and 10 years old respectively. Rosemonde has been selling "pagnes" (colorful West-African fabrics) and various other goods for a few years, stocking up at a market in Benin. Eager to expand her business, and to be able to meet her customers' demand, Rosemonde has requested and obtained a micro-loan from Finadev. Thanks to this loan, she will be able to maximize her profits and to contribute to her children's education. Rosemonde is the woman featured on the left-hand side in the photo.

In this group: Rosemonde, Isabelle
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


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