A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy bags of rice and various products.

Fifa Group's story

FIFA is a group of 17 people, all of whom work in the same place. The group representative, Marie (who is raising her hand in the photo), is 47 and married to a policeman named Paul. Marie has three children, all in school, whom she takes care of. She and her husband live together with their children and both work to cover the household costs. On top of their own children, the couple has another child to take care of. Marie did not attend school.
For approximately ten years, Marie has sold rice and various products at a public school in Bénin and from her home. Marie works passionately. Her work allows her to provide for her needs and those of her children. Marie gets her products from a market in Bénin. In order to better satisfy her customers, Marie is requesting her first loan, along with her fellow group members from FIFA. This loan will allow them to better serve their customers and to make more profits.

In this group: Marie, Simeho Marie, Julienne, Kouavi Didie, Bai Céline, Ayaba Carine Fleur, Marlène Mirimonde, Véronique, Marie Laure, Agnès, Adjouavi Reine, Ahouéfa Clémentine, Françoise, Charlotte, Honorine, Angèle, Béatrice

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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