A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy drinks.

Sah 2 Group's story

The SAH2 group consists of nine women who live in the same house. The group's representative, named Émilie, is 66 years old. She is the woman raising her hand in the photo.

Émilie did not attend school. She is married to a man named Valentin with whom she has three children. Some of the couple's children are in school and one is their dependent. Émilie lives with her husband and her children and jointly takes care of the household expenses with her husband.

In order to cover the various expenses of the family, Émilie has been selling drinks and frozen water (Pure Water), for about 15 years. She buys her goods at a market located in Benin.

Eager to satisfy the needs of her customers and to increase her turnover and income, she is requesting a second loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the SAH 2 group. Their previous loan was duly repaid.

In this group: Émilie , Elisabeth, Anasthasie, Ramatou, Sidonie, Nafissatou, Mamatou, Adjaratou, Florentine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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