A loan of $975 helped a member to buy 1 carton of milk, 1 carton of sardines, 1 carton of pasta and 5 cartons of liqueur.

Elisabeth's Group's story

This group consists of two women with joint liability. Elisabeth is the leader of the group. She is 37 years old, married and mother to a 16 year old child who is enrolled in a local school. Elisabeth has been specializing in the sale of canned foods, pasta, liqueur and other items for 03 years. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin. In order to expand her business and to cater to the needs of her customers, she has requested and obtained a microloan from the microfinance institution Finadev. The surplus generated by this loan will enable her to contribute to the education costs of her child and to buy a plot of land. Elisabeth is on the left in the photo.

In this group: Elisabeth, Christine Yenoukoume

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stella Hodkin

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