A loan of $325 helped a member to buy bags of maize.

Tohoue-Bokossa Group's story

TOHOUE-BOKOSSA is a group which consists of three women who live in the same house. The group's representative, named Bernadette (and raising her hand in the photo) is 64 years old. She is a widow and she has three children, some of whom are in school and one under her care. Bernadette lives with her children and covers the household expenses alone.

Bernadette did not attend school. In order to meet her various expenses, she has been selling Akassa balls (a pasta prepared from maize) from her home for ten years. She buys her supplies at a market located in Benin.

In order to better meet the demand from an increasing number of customers, and also to increase her profits, Bernadette is requesting a first loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the TOHOUE-BOKOSSA group.

In this group: Bernadette , Françoise, M. Conforte P.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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