A loan of $350 helped a member to buy and sell liquor.

Célestine's Group's story

This group comprises three people, and its leader (whose hand is raised in the photo) is named Célestine. The group members live in the same area. This group is seeking its first loan with the goal of raising the level of their businesses and increasing their sales. Célestine is 30 years old, married to a man named Karim, and has two children. Both the children are in school and live together with their parents. The couple take care of the household needs together. In order to achieve this, Célestine has sold liquor, akassa (a local food made of corn starch), and fish at her home for the past five years. Célestine gets her supplies in an area of Benin. She is seeking a loan with ALIDÉ in order to expand her business and increase her sales and income.

In this group: Célestine, Honorine, Imelda Aurelie

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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