A loan of $400 helped a member to buy food and drinks.


Café Des Arts Group's story

Cafe Des Arts is a group made up of four people, who all live in the same area. The representative of the group, Ablawa Carine (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 33 years old. Ablawa Carine attended school through the secondary level. She is single and has one child, who goes to school and is under her care. Ablawa Carine takes care of the household expenses.

To meet these needs, Ablawa Carine has been selling food and drinks from her home for six years. She procures her goods from a market in Benin. In order to strengthen her business, Ablawa Carine joined the other members in the Cafe Des Arts group to seek their first loan with Alide.

In this group: Ablawa Carine , Herriette, Opportune, Cathérine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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