A loan of $600 helped a member to buy corn, rice, vegetable oil and condiments.

Espoir Group's story

The “Espoir” [“Hope”] group is composed of three individuals who live in the same house. They are requesting financial support from ALIDé for the second time, in order to expand their business. The group’s representative, by the name of Pierrette, is the one raising her hand in the photo. Pierrette is 38 years old and lives in Benin. She has had little formal schooling. Pierrette is separated from her husband. She has two dependent children. She lives by herself with her children. Pierrette alone provides for her household needs. In order to support her family, she has been selling fruits as her main line of business for some 10 years. In addition, she also sells cooked food (corn mush, rice). Pierrette stocks up at a market in Benin. In order to meet customer demand and expand her sales volume and her revenues, Pierrette, along with the other members of the Espoir group, is seeking a second loan from ALIDe. The first loan has been duly repaid.

In this group: Pierrette, Frida Hermine Sessi, Pauline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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