A loan of $700 helped a member to buy canned beverages.


Adja-Ya Group's story

ADJA-YA Group is made up of three members, who belong to a "tontine" group. The group's representative is named Rachidath. She's the one raising her hand in the photograph.

Rachidath, age 32, is married to one Adiou. They have three school-attending children to support. Rachidath lives together with her husband and her children. She gets help form her husband to cover the family's expenses.

To cover her expenses, Rachidath has been selling pharmaceutical products and other items, such as canned beverages, for ten years. She gets her supplies in a market in Benin.

In order to bolster her business and meet customer demand, Rachidath, together with the other members of her group, is seeking a second loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé. The first loan was repaid without problems.

In this group: Rachidath, Françoise, Evelyne Adékèmi Ayodélé
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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