A loan of $425 helped a member to buy corn, rice and vegetable oil.


Ayifa Group's story

Ayifa is a group of three people who live in the same district in Benin. The representative of the group, Yvette Béatrice (who has her hand raised in the photo), is 29 years old. She is married to a man named Isaac and has two children, who are both at school and supported by them. Yvette Béatrice lives with her husband and children. The couple cover the various household expenses between them. Yvette Béatrice left school at primary level. In order to cover the various expenses, she has for the past ten years or so been selling rice, corn and vegetable oil through the distribution system. She gets her supplies in a market in Benin. With a view to satisfying customer demand, increasing her working capital and boosting her business, Yvette Béatrice is, together with the other members of the Ayifa group, requesting a first loan from Alidé. This loan will be used to respond better to customer demand and to make more profits for themselves.

In this group: Yvette Béatrice, Alice, Josephine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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