A loan of $325 helped a member to buy rice, cool boxes and miscellaneous products.

Sessi 1 Group's story

Sessi 1 is a group with three members, who all live in the same neighborhood and get their supplies in the same place. The group’s representative is called Bodouni Tatiana, and is pictured with her hand raised in the photo. She is 32 years of age, and is married to Abel. The couple has two children, both at school and under their care, and the family lives together. The couple makes sure that the various household expenses are covered.

Bodouni Tatiana did not go to school, and for almost 15 years has worked selling rice, cool boxes and miscellaneous products in a neighborhood in Benin. She is passionate about her business, which allows her to provide for herself. Bodouni Tatiana gets her supplies from a market in Benin, and in order to ensure customer satisfaction, she has asked for her first loan along with the other members of the Sessi 1 group. This loan will allow them to better meet their customers’ needs, as well as to generate more profits.

In this group: Bodouni Tatiana, Woussi Sylvie, Martine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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