A loan of $900 helped a member to buy hair extensions, soft drinks, and various other items to sell.

Gbemiga Group's story

The GBEMIGA group consists of three friends who belong to the same savings group. Their representative is Edwige (with her hand raised in the photo). Edwige, age 38, is married to a painter named Roger, and they have six children, some of whom go to school. Edwige herself never went to school. She and her husband provide together for their household.

To help support her family, Edwige has been selling miscellaneous items including soft drinks, hair extensions and other items in a city of Benin. She has been doing this for about 20 years, and she buys her stock in a city of Benin.

To achieve customer satisfaction, and to bolster her sales and revenue, Edwige is seeking a first loan from ALIDé together with the other members of her group. This credit will help them to stock up on merchandise to sell and to expand their customer base.

In this group: Edwige , Irène, Delphine
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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