A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy yams.


Fenou Group's story

FENOU is a group of eleven people, whose members live in the same area. The group representative, Françoise has her hand raised in the photo. She is 51 and is married to a man named Joseph. Françoise did not attend much school. The couple have three children, all attend school and live with them at home. The couple live together with their children, and they meet the household budget together. To do so, she sells yam chips and yams from her home.
She buys her provisions in a market in a region of Bénin. This business allows her to meet her needs and those of her children without too much difficulty. Françoise and the other members of FENOU are seeking ALIDé's financial assistance for the third time, in order to strengthen their working capital and their businesses, and to better meet their customers' requirements. The previous loans have been fully repaid.

In this group: Françoise, Rose, Célestine, Josiane Henriette, Albertine, E. Jeannette, Edwige, Cathérine, Germaine, Raymonde, Lydie

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton



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