A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy coconuts and sauce condiments (fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.).


Wangninan De Dessah 1 Group's story

The group WANGNINAN DE DESSAH 1 is composed of 22 members who all live in the same area and who do similar work together (processing coconuts and selling the coconut oil). The president of the group, named Gonoussi, is the one in the photo in front with her hand raised. With the goal of increasing the level of their work to be able to meet customer demand better, this group is requesting a loan for the first time through the financial institution ALIDé. Gonoussi was born in January 1961 in Doké, in Bénin. Gonoussi is a widow with four children, all of whom attend school, and three of whom are in her care. Gonoussi settled in Tchaada/Dessah, in Ouémé about 25 years ago. She lives with her children. In order to meet her needs and those of the family, Gonoussi has been selling sauces and palm oil, which she processes with other members of the group, for about 12 years. Gonoussi gets her supplies in Nigeria and also in Cotonou. With the goal of strengthening her business and better satisfying her customers, Gonoussi is requesting a loan through ALIDé. Her ambition is to have her own palm operation in the future and to increase her revenue.

In this group: Gonoussi, Dagbégnon, Agossi, Julienne, Loukayatou, Sègla Mathieu*, Christine*, Victorine, Sindé Pascaline, Julienne, Sègbégnon Victoire, Akpoton, Marie, Emilienne, Augustine, Angèle, Fèmi, Fôlawoué Anne, Delphine, Kinnoumè, Donvè, Débora
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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