A loan of $650 helped a member to buy sacks of maize and yam tubers.

Fifa Group's story

FIFA is a group made up of three members who are friends and live in the same neighborhood.

The group's representative, Assanatou, is raising her hand in the photo. She is 44 years old and married to a man named Janvier. The couple have four children, all in school and their dependents. Husband and wife live with their children and jointly take care of the various needs of the household.

Assanatou did not attend school. She has been selling food products (maize, yam tubers) from her home, for almost twelve years. She has a passion for this activity, which allows her to meet her own needs. She stocks up at a market located in Benin.

Eager to satisfy her customers' needs, she is requesting a fourth loan, along with the other members of the FIFA group.

This loan will be used to better meet their customers' expectations and to make more profits. Their previous loans were duly repaid.

In this group: Assanatou , Merry, Mireille Félicité
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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