A loan of $350 helped a member to buy staple food items (corn, rice, beans, etc.).

Céline's Group's story

This group has three members, who all live in the same neighborhood. Céline is the group’s representative, and is pictured with her hand raised in the photo. She is 44 years of age, and did not go to school. She is marked to Justin, a retailer, and the couple has three children, all at school and all under their care.

Céline and her husband ensure that the various household expenses are covered. To do so, Céline has worked for the past 12 years selling staple food items from home (corn, rice, sugar and beans). She gets her supplies from a market in Bénin.

In order to increase her working capital so that she can meet customer demand, as well as to better manage her business, Céline has joined the other members of her group to request their first loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Céline , D. Rosine, Michelline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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