A loan of $425 helped a member to buy various items and bundles of firewood.

Aiwiwe Jesuton Group's story

AIWIWE JESUTON is a group of three people, all of whom live in the same neighbourhood in Bénin. The group representative, Gisèle (who is raising her hand in the photo), is 39 and married to a man named Casimir, a carpenter. Gisèle never went to school. She and her husband have four children, all of whom are in school and live with them. She and her husband are jointly responsible for the household. For seven years, Gisèle has sold various items and bundles of firewood from her home. She gets her products from a market in Bénin. Gisèle does this work in order to be able to provide for her family's needs. In order to provide better customer service, Gisèle is requesting a sixth loan, along with her fellow AIWIWE JESUTON group members. This loan will allow them to better respond to customer demand, and to make more profits. Their previous loans were well paid off.

In this group: Gisèle, Sokènou Valentine Hodédogbé, Clémentine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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