A loan of $775 helped a member to buy hairpieces and jewellery.

El Chadi Group's story

The EL CHADI group is made up of three people who are friends and who belong to the same artisans' association. The group representative, Gisèle, is the woman raising her hand in the photo. This is the second time that the group has requested a loan from ALIDé. Their foal is to expand their businesses. Gisèle is 30 and married to a man named Mèdénoukoun. They have two children, both of whom are under their care and one of whom is in school. They live together with their children and share the household costs. Gisèle did not go to school. She has been a hairdresser for five years. As a secondary activity, she sells hairpieces and jewellery in her workshop. This allows her to cover her needs without great difficulty. She gets her products from Nigeria and Togo. In order to better respond to customer demand, Gisèle wants to strengthen and diversify her business. In order to do so, she and her fellow EL CHADI group members are requesting a second loan from ALIDé. Their first loan was paid off well.

In this group: Gisèle, Salomon, Mahugnon Josephine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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