A loan of $900 helped a member to purchase corn, fresh fish and sauce condiments.


Jesukpego Lokokoukoumè Group's story

Jesukpego Lokokoukoumè is a group of six people. The group’s president (the woman raising her hand in the photo) is named Vidéhou. The members all carry out their businesses in the same area. To meet their goal of increasing working capital, the group is asking for its first loan from Alidé.

Through she was born in Benin’s economic capital, Cotonou, in 1959, Vidéhou has been living in Lokokoukoumè, in the Sèmè-Podji area, for the last decade. Vidéhou is married to a butcher by the name of Antoine, and is a mother of seven, five of which she is still supporting. Vidéhou works together with her husband to meet their household’s various financial needs. She has been in the restaurant business for about 13 years. More specifically, Vidéhou prepares corn mash with fish sauce, which she then sells in Cotonou. Through this business, she makes income to help meet her childrens’ needs. She buys her supplies in Cotonou. This first loan will likely enable Vidéhou and her group to increase their business, as well as their clientele and profits.

In this group: Vidéhou, Fifamè, Valerie, Alice, Philomène, Christine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Rosendale



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