A loan of $450 helped a member to buy cosmetics and toothpaste.

Jesukpego Group's story

The Jesukpego group is made up of three people who reside in the same locality. Olawolé Karamatou who is the leader of this group is the one with her hand raised in the photo. Olawolé Karamatou is 33 years old and married to a man named Hyacinth. The couple has three children who all attend school at their expense. Olawolé Karamatou lives with her husband and her children. She shares the household expenses with her husband. Olawolé Karamatou stopped school after the primary level. For ten years she has been selling cosmetics and toothpaste as an itinerant saleswoman in her region. Olawolé Karamatou buys her products at a market in Benin. Hoping to build up her business and better answer the demands of her customers,Olawolé Karamatou requests a loan from ALIDé with the other members of the Jesukpego group.

In this group: Olawolé Karamatou, Sènankpon Valerie, Bilikissou Barikissou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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