A loan of $575 helped a member to buy fruits (pineapple, oranges and bananas) for resale..


Christitin Group's story

CHRISTITIN is a group of three friends who live in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative is Célestine, raising her hand in the photo. Célestine is 32 years old and she is married to a scrap metal dealer named Albert. They have four children, some of whom go to school. The couple live with their children, and they handle the various household responsibilities together.

Célestine never went to school. She started to sell fruits (pineapple, oranges and bananas) in her district about 20 years ago. She buys her merchandise in various regions of Benin. She has a passion for her work, which helps her to support herself and her children.

To achieve customer satisfaction, Célestine is seeking a first loan together with the other members of CHRISTITIN. This credit will allow them to better meet customer demand and to bolster their profits.

In this group: Célestine , Chantale, Euphrasie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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