A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy palm nuts.

Jesoudonan 1 Group's story

The JESOUDONAN 1 group is made up of 21 women who are friends and mostly work in the same field. The group leader is called Pascaline and is 32 years old; she never attended school. In order to boost their activity levels and to better meet their customers' demands, this group is seeking its first loan from ALIDé. Pascaline is married to a welder called Jean. The couple has five children, some of whom attend school. Pascaline lives with her husband and children. The couple works together to see to the family's needs. It is for this reason that Pascaline sells various products to customers in her area. As a secondary concern, Pascaline sells palm nuts which she transforms into vegetable oil for re-sale. She sources her goods from a market in Benin. In order to boost her business activities and to see to her customers' needs, Pascaline and the other members of JESOUDONAN 1 are seeking their first loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Pascaline, Mahoudo Cécile, Justine, Rita, Mariam, Founole, Constance, Yvonne, Viviane, Isabethe, Abagoun, Sêwanoudé, Pauline, Georgette, Marguérite, Ayaba, Gbèssouvègni Cécile, Kpoton Marie, Victorine, Cécile, Falilatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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