A loan of $975 helped a member to buy bags of corn and baskets of crab.


Djromahuton12 Group's story

The DJROMAHUTON12 group consists of seven people who all live in the same neighborhood in Porto-Novo (administrative capital of Benin). The group’s representative is Josephine, seen in the photo with her hand raised. Josephine is married to David, a fisherman. The couple has six children, three of them still in their care. All have attended school. Josephine has lived in the district of Houinta, in Porto-Novo, all of her life, and this is where the family now resides. The couple handle together the various family responsibilities. For the past 10 years or so, Josephine has been selling "akassa" (a local food made from corn starch) from her home. She also sells crabs that she buys at the Ouando market in Porto-Novo. Josephine has previously obtained one loan from ALIDé, and has repaid it in full. In order to strengthen her business and better meet customer demand, she is seeking another loan. She hopes someday to buy a plot of land to live there with her children.

In this group: Adjimou Josephine, Ida, Kpodozan, Victorine, Sèdé Célestine, Clémence, K. Victorine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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