A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy fabric and various products.


St Antoine De Padou Group's story

The ST ANTOINE DE PADOU (Saint Antoine of Padua) group is made up of 11 people who live in the same area. This is the third time that the group is asking for financial assistance from Alidé in order to raise the level of their business. The group's representative, named Zinsi Pauline, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. Zinsi Pauline is 38 years old and married to a retailer named Etienne. The couple has two children, both in school and in their care. Zinsi Pauline attended school up to the primary level. Zinsi Pauline lives together with her husband and her children. Together the couple provides for the various needs of the household. To contribute to the various needs of the household, Zinsi Pauline has sold various products and fabric in an area of Benin and by distribution system for eight years. This business allows her to respond without great difficulty to her needs. Zinsi Pauline stocks up in a market in Benin. In seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her working capital and her profits, Zinsi Pauline is asking for a third loan from Alidé together with the other members of the ST ANTOINE DE PADOU group. Their previous loans were repaid in full.

In this group: Zinsi Pauline, Sidonie, Clarisse, K. Diane, Clarisse A., Odile, Justine, Victoire, Sylvie Estelle, Claire, Bernadette A.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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