A loan of $375 helped a member to buy rice, vegetable oil and fabrics.


Nonvitcha Group's story

Nonvitcha is a group of three people who live in the same district in Benin. The representative of the group, Hélène (who has her hand raised in the photo), is 39 years old and married to a tailor named Denis. The couple has two children, who are both at school and supported by them. Hélène lives with her husband and children and they cover their children's various expenses between them. Hélène left school at primary level. For almost seven years she has been selling various products (rice, vegetable oil) and fabrics through the distribution system. She carries out her business with passion and this enables her to provide for her needs as well as those of her children. Hélène gets her supplies in Benin. With a view to satisfying customer demand and increasing her working capital, Hélène is, together with the other members of the Nonvitcha 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: Hélène , Clotilde, Ayaba Noellie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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