A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase fabric and notions for resale.


Gnonnou Vankan Group's story

GNONNOU VANKAN has three members who live in the same neighborhood. The leader of the group, Georgette (with her hand raised in the photo), is 33 years old and married to a man named Emmanuel. The couple has three children who are all in school and in their care. Georgette lives together with her husband and her children. She and her husband are responsible for all the household expenses. For about 15 years, she has been a dressmaker and worked from her home. As a side business, she also sells fabric and notions. Georgette buys her inventory at a market in Benin. This is the third loan requested by Georgette and her group GNONNOU VANKAN from ALIDE in order to strengthen their working capital and better respond to their customer's needs. The previous two loans were properly reimbursed.

In this group: Georgette, Raïmatou, Marlaine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye



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