A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy charcoal.

Jesugnon 6 Group's story

Jesugnon 6 is a group of three persons. The group members are friends and live in the same neighborhood. In order to improve their businesses and satisfy the needs of their clientele, this group reached out to ALIDé, intending to receive a loan. The president of the group, Floride, aged 44, (the woman whose hand is raised in the photo), is married to a merchant named Sylvain and is the mother of five children, all enrolled in school and still supported by their parents.

Floride lives with her husband and children. The couple share in supporting their family. Floride did not attend school. In order to cater for the needs of her family, Floride has been selling various items (rice, sugar, soap, milk, etc.) at her house for eight years. Besides these items, she also sells charcoal. She buys her stock in a market in Benin.

Wishing to expand her business and satisfy the growing demand of her clientele, Floride is asking, together with the other members of her group Jesugnon 6, for her seventh loan from ALIDé. The prior loans have been correctly reimbursed.

In this group: Floride, Madeleine, Akpotan

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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