A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy yams and beans for resale.

Videkon Group's story

VIDEKON is a group of thirteen people who all live in the same district in Benin. The group is seeking financial assistance from ALIDé for the fourth time to bolster their activity and better meet customer demand. All three previous loans were correctly repaid.

The group’s representative is Mary, seen with her hand raised in the photo. Mary is 47 years old and lives in a city of Benin. She is a widow with three children, all in school, and two of them no longer in her care. She lives with her dependent child and handles the various household responsibilities on her own. She did not attend school.

For the past ten years or so, Mary has been selling yams and beans from her home. The income earned through this activity allows her to support herself and her child. She buys her stock at a market in Benin.

This loan will help Mary and the other members of the group VIDEKON to boost their activity, and increase their sales and revenue.

In this group: Françoise, Honorine, Amélie Martine, Romualde, Diane, Inès, Pauline, Marie, Victorine, Marie, Léocadie, Arielle, Elisabeth

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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