A loan of $550 helped a member to buy fabrics.


Gbenonkpo Group's story

The Gbenonkpo group is made up of three people who live together. The representative of the group, who is named Marcelline, is the one whose hand is raised in the photo.

Marcelline is 23 years old and did not go to school. She is married to a tailor named Francois. The couple has two children, both under their care. The children have not been to school. Marcelline lives with her children and husband. She helps her husband with the family expenses.

To do this, Marcelline has been selling fabrics for seven years. She procures her goods from a market in Benin.

In order to satisfy her customers and to increase sales and her earnings, Marcelline is asking, together with the other members of the Gbenonkpo group, for a first loan through Alide.

In this group: Marcelline, Gislaine, Hounsi
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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