A loan of $375 helped a member to buy eggs and vegetables for resale.


Germaine's Group's story

The Wangnignigbe Group is made up of three women who all live in the same neighbourhood. The group representative is Germaine (seen in the photo with her hand raised). She did not attend school, and is married to Adolphe. The couple live with their four children, who all attend school. Between them, they provide for the needs of their family. Germaine has been selling eggs and vegetables from her home for thirty years. She also sells 'boules d'akassa' (a thick paste made from fermented maize flour) and fried yam. She buys her provisions at a market in Benin. Germaine and the other members of the group would like to strengthen their businesses, so they have requested a second loan from the field partner, Alidé. The previous loan was correctly and fully repaid.

In this group: Germaine , Henriette, Madeleine
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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