A loan of $650 helped a member to purchase corn and rice.

Sissigbe Group's story

SISSIGBE is a group of four persons whose members are friends residing in the same district. The group's representative, Emma (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 34 years old and married to a man named Pierre. She is the mother of five children, all in school and in the couple's care. She lives together with her children and husband. The couple jointly ensure that the diverse expenses are covered.

Emma never attended school. For nearly fifteen years, she has been running a business going from place to place selling corn and rice. She operates this business to meet the needs of her household. She gets her supplies from a region in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers, Emma is requesting, along with the other members of the group SISSIGBE, a third loan. This loan will be used by them to respond better to the demands of their customers and to make more profit. The previous loans were indeed paid back.

In this group: Emma , Chimène, Dohoué, Estelle

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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