A loan of $375 helped a member to buy earrings and chains.

Ja-Cob Group's story

JA-COB is a group which comprises three women who are friends. The group's representative, Sènami Olufunmilayo (raising her hand in the photo), is 34 years old. She is married to a man named Gilles and the mother of two children who both attend school and are the couple's dependents. Sènami Olufunmilayo lives with her husband and children. The couple jointly takes care of the household expenses.

Sènami Olufunmilayo did not attend school. For over twenty years now, she has been selling jewelry (earrings, chains etc.) at a market. She works in this field in order to meet her needs as well as those of her children. She stocks up in Nigeria and at a market located in Benin. Eager to satisfy her customers' needs, she is requesting a first loan, along with the other members of the JA-COB group. This loan will help them to better meet the demand from their customers and will increase their profits.

In this group: Sènami Olufunmilayo, Chantal Mahugnon, Abibatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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