A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy shoes.

Fidèle's Group's story

This group comprises seven members who all live in the same neighborhood. Fidèle, the group's representative, is 29 years old and married to a mason with whom she has had three children. In the photo, she is the woman raising her hand.

Unlike Fidèle, who did not attend school, all her children are in school.

In order to jointly take care of the family's expenses with her husband, Fidèle has been selling shoes, in her region, for the past seven years.

She regularly stocks up at one of her town's markets and resells from home on a retail basis. As the demand from her customers is increasing, she has formed a group with other women from her neighborhood in order to request a third loan from ALIDé. All previous loans have been duly repaid.

In this group: Fidèle, Véronique, Claudette, Rose, Kai Léonie Chantal, Akoua Chimène, Amelé

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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