A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase fish, meat, and condiments to prepare meals for sale.

Wanyinan Group's story

This group of 11 entrepreneurs all live in the same building in Cotonou, Benin's largest city. This is their second loan with ALIDE.

Christine (with her hand raised in the photo) was born in 1965 in Adjarra to the north of Benin. She moved to Cotonou 12 years ago. A widow, she still cares for two of her six children.

For the past 12 years Christine has run a stall selling fish and meat meals. This loan will enable her to purchase raw ingredients directly from the lake and markets. Her aim in the long term is to grow her business to be able to fully care for her children's needs. She claims to have strong management skills and a thorough approach to completing her tasks.

In this group: Christine, Aimée, Albertine, Hélène, Antoinette, Adèle, Célestine, Angèle, Justine, Mahutin, Vihoutou

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