A loan of $450 helped a member to buy phone recharge cards and sweet bread.

Patricia Louise's Group's story

This group is made up of five people who live in the same area. The representative of the group, Patricia Louise, is the one whose hand is raised in the photo. She is 31 years old and is married to a mechanic named Jean. They have three children, who are under their care and who go to school. Patricia Louise and her husband ensure together the various household expenses. Patricia Louise did not go to school.

To support her family, Patricia Louise has been selling phone recharge cards and sweet bread in her area. She procures her goods from a Benin market.

With the goal of increasing her business and better responding to customer demand, Patricia Louise wishes to obtain a loan through Alidé, together with the other members of her group.

In this group: Patricia Louise, Afiavi Victoire Gisèle, Awélétou, Chantale, Céline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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