A loan of $400 helped a member to buy fruit, charcoal and shoes.

Wagninan Group's story

The WAGNINAN group has two members, who are friends. The group leader, Djègbè Séraphine, is 55 years old and can be seen holding up her hand in the photo.

Djègbè Séraphine is married to a man named Etienne. The couple have four children. Some of the children are in school, and two of them are still dependent. Djègbè Séraphine and her husband live together with their children and share the various household charges.

Djègbè Séraphine did not go to school. She has been selling fruit, charcoal and shoes for nearly 18 years, which enables her to provide for her family without too much difficulty.

In order to better meet her customer’s needs, Djègbè Séraphine wishes to strengthen her business. In order to do this, she has requested a tenth loan from Alidé along with the other members of the WAGNINAN group. The previous loans have all been repaid in full.

In this group: Djègbè Séraphine, Mama Laure

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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