A loan of $300 helped a member to buy peanuts, wheat flour and sugar for making candy.


Sainte Therese Group's story

SAINTE THERESE is a group of three people who live in the same home. The group representative, Odile Léocadie Yvette (who is raising her hand in the photo), is 52 and married to a man named Pierre. They have two children, both of whom are in school. Odile Léocadie Yvette and her husband live together with their children and work together to shoulder the household responsibilities. Odile Léocadie Yvette never went to school. For almost fifteen years now she has sold mats and candies. She is passionate about her work because it allows her to provide for her children's needs and for her own. She gets her supplies in the villages of Bénin. In order to provide better customer service, she and her fellow group members are requesting their first loan. It will allow them to better respond to customer demand and to make more profits.

In this group: Odile Léocadie Yvette, Donatienne, Hubertine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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