A loan of $225 helped a member to buy sacks of charcoal to sell.


Martine's Group's story

This is a group of three people who live in the same neighborhood. Their representative is Martine (with her hand raised in the photo), age 33. Martine never went to school. She is a widow who lives with her two dependent children, one of whom goes to school.

Martine is solely responsible for the household expenses. To that end, she has been selling sacks of charcoal from her home for nine years. She buys her stock at a market in Benin.

To strengthen her activity, Martine is seeking a first loan from ALIDé together with the other members of her group.

In this group: Martine , M. Odile V., Chantal
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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