A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy fabric and haberdashery items.

Nonvignon 2 Group's story

The Nonvignon 2 Group is made up of eight people who all live in the same neighbourhood. This is the fourth time that they have had a loan from the field partner, Alidé. They have requested the loan in order to improve the size of their businesses.

The group representative is Olive Colette, she has her hand raised in the photo. Olive Colette is 41 years old and lives in Bénin. She stopped attending school during the primary years. She is married to Anges, a driver, and they have five children who all attend school. Olive Colette lives with her husband and children, and together they provide for the financial needs of their household. To do this, Olive Colette sells fabric and other haberdashery items from her home. She buys her supplies at a market in Bénin. In order to increase the size of her business, and the level of her earnings, Olive Colette, and the other members of the Nonvignon 2 Group, are requesting this fourth loan from Alidé.

In this group: Olive Colette, Sévérine, Gisèle, Tohossi, Pascaline, Bernadette, Adèle, Albertine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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