A loan of $450 helped a member to buy fabric and plates.

Félicienne Akouélé's Group's story

This group is made up of three people, who all live in the same area. The representative of the group, Félicienne Akouélé (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 49 years old and married to a certain Mathurin. The couple has two children, who both go to school and are under their care. Félicienne Akouélé lives with her husband and children. Together, the couple takes care of the various family expenses. Félicienne Akouélé did not go to school.

To meet her needs, Félicienne Akouélé has been selling fabrics and plates through a distribution system for 16 years. She procures her goods in a market in Benin. This is the first time that Félicienne Akouélé and the other members of her group have asked for financial support from Alide in order to strengthen their businesses and to satisfy their customers' needs.

In this group: Félicienne Akouélé, Crépine M., Valerie O.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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