A loan of $425 helped a member to buy charcoal.


Ste Trinite Group's story

The STE TRINITE group is made up of three women. The group's representative, named Fifonsi Perpétue, is the woman raising her hand in the photo. The members of the group all live in the same neighborhood. In order to boost their businesses, the group's members are requesting a loan from ALIDé.

Fifonsi Perpétue is 37 years old and married to a mechanic named Isidore. The couple has two children, both in school and their dependents. Fifonsi Perpétue lives with her husband and children. The couple jointly takes care of the various expenses of the household.

Fifonsi Perpétue attended school for a very brief period of time. In order to cover some of the expenses of her household, she has been selling charcoal in her region, for the past 25 years. She buys her merchandise at a market located in Benin. It is the first time that Fifonsi Perpétue and the other members of the STE TRINITE group are taking a loan from ALIDé. Thanks to this loan, they will be able to increase their stocks of merchandise and therefore boost the level of their activity. This loan will also allow them to attract more customers and increase their income.

In this group: Fifonsi Perpétue, Assiba Angèle, H. Colette
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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