A loan of $375 helped a member to purchase condiments and fish to sell.


Fifame Group's story

FIFAME is a group of three persons whose members live together. The group's representative, Pauline, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 39 years old and married to a man named Bernard. The couple have three children, not all in school but all in their care. Pauline lives with her husband and children.

The couple jointly ensure that the household expenses are covered. To do so, Pauline has been selling 'akassa' balls (made from cornmeal) and fish on the streets for six years. She gets her supplies from a Benin fishing port.

With the goal of bolstering her business and satisfying the demands of her customers, Pauline joined with the other member of the group FIFAME to request a second loan from ALIDé. The previous loan was indeed paid back.

In this group: Pauline, Egnonam, Akouavi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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