A loan of $400 helped a member to buy cosmetic products for resale.

Salamatou's Group's story

This group is made up of three friends who all live in the same neighbourhood. The group representative is Salamatou (seen in the photo with her hand raised). She is 39 years old and did not attend school. Salamatou is married to a tailor called Tchitou and the couple has four children who all currently attend school. Salamatou lives with her husband and children and together they provide for all the expenses of their household.

Salamatou sells cosmetic products to make enough money to help support her family. Her business is successful and she buys her supplies at markets in Benin and Nigeria.

In order to satisfy the demands of their customers, the group members have decided to work with the field partner, Alidé. This will be their first loan.

In this group: Salamatou , Brikissou Alaga, Ida
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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