A loan of $775 helped a member to buy palm nuts.

Gbevivi Ii 2 Group's story

The group GBEVIVI II consists of nineteen members who live in the same town. The leader of this group, named Ephrasie (the one with one hand raised in the photo), is 30 years old. With the goal of raising the level of their business in order to better meet the demands of their clientele, this group is requesting financial support from ALIDé for the first time. Ephrasie is married to a taxi driver named Roger. The couple has four children, of whom certain ones go to school and are under their care. Ephrasie lives together with her husband and her children. The couple takes care of the household responsibilities together. For fifteen years, Ephrasie has been in business selling palm nuts in her region. Ephrasie gets her supplies in a market in Benin. With the goal of strengthening her business and satisfying her clientele, Ephrasie is requesting a first loan from Alidé together with the other members of the group GBEVIVI II. Her ambition is to develop her business in order to become a wholesaler.

In this group: Pierrette, Agnès, Odile, Evelyne, Odette, Elisabeth, Sidonie, Dénise, Agbalè, Adjoua, Julienne, Ephrasie, Marie, Mitondé, Marie, Alice, Victoire, Françoise, Justine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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