A loan of $425 helped a member to buy various products (pasta, oil, sugar, biscuits, etc.).


Tchia-Kpe Group's story

TCHIA-KPE is a group of three people who are neighbours. The leader of the group named Ablawa Nicole (the one with her hand raised in the photo) is 65 years old. Ablawa Nicole did not go to school. Ablawa Nicole is married to a man named Etienne. The couple has two children of which one is studying at their expense. Ablawa Nicole lives with her husband and her children. She shares the family expenses with her husband. To enable her to do this Ablawa Nicole has been selling various products (pasta, oil, sugar, biscuits) from her home for about ten years. She buys her products at a market in Benin. In order to better satisfy her growing clientele, and make more profit, Ablawa Nicole, together with the other members of the TCHIA-KPE group, requests a first loan from Alidé.

In this group: Ablawa Nicole, Monique C., Cléante C. A.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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