A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase baby clothes for resale.


Ifelodoun Group's story

The Ifelodoun Group is made up of three people who live in the same district and who have formed a tontine (informal savings group) together. The representative of the group, named Oussamatou (shown in the photo with her hand raised) is 42 years old. Oussamatou did not attend school. She is married to a driver named Moudachirou. The couple has three children, some of whom attend school. Oussamatou lives with her ​​husband and children, and together she and her husband pay for all of the family's expenses.

To do this, Oussamatou has been selling baby clothes by delivery for the past fifteen years. She buys her merchandise in a market in Benin. In her quest for customer satisfaction and in order to increase her sales and income, Oussamatou, along with the other members of the Ifelodoun Group, is requesting a fifth loan from Alidé. The group's prior loans have been fully repaid.

In this group: Oussamatou , Mouyinatou Alakè, Rissikatou Alakè

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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