A loan of $800 helped a member to buy rechargeable phone cards and wheat flour.

Fifatin Group's story

FIFATIN is a group consisting of three members who live in the same neighborhood. Charlotte, the group's representative, is the woman raising her hand in the photo.

Charlotte is 37 years old and did not attend school. She is married to a man named Saliou. Charlotte and Saliou have one child, who goes to school and is their dependent. Charlotte lives with her husband and her child and takes care of the various household expenses with her husband.

In order to cover her various expenses, Charlotte has been selling snacks (prepared with wheat flour) as well as rechargeable phone cards, for almost six years. She stocks up at a market and in one of the regions of Bénin.

Eager to further strengthen her activity and to better meet the demands of her customers, Charlotte would like to increase her stock of goods. In order to do so, she and the other members of FIFATIN are requesting their third loan from ALIDé. Their two previous loans have been duly repaid.

In this group: Charlotte, Reine Prisca, Olga

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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