A loan of $300 helped a member to purchase food products and palm oil.


Grâce De Dieu Group's story

Group GRACE DE DIEU (God's Grace) is composed of three persons residing in the same neighborhood. This is the third time that this group is requesting ALIDé’s financial support in order to grow their business. The group’s leader, named Valerie, is holding up her hand in the picture. Valerie is 29 years old and married to a driver named Pamphile. Valerie quit school at the primary school level. The couple has three children. Some of the children attend school; they are all financially dependent from their parents. Valerie lives together with her husband and her children. The couple shares household expenses. To contribute to support her family, Valerie has been selling food products and palm oil from her house for over ten years. This activity allows her to meet her needs without major difficulty. Valerie gets her supplies from a market in Benin. In order to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and her profits, Valerie is requesting a third loan from ALIDé together with the other members of group GRACE DE DIEU. Previous loans have been repaid on time and in full.

In this group: Valerie , Charlotte, Jocelyne Bamidélé
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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