A loan of $800 helped a member to buy cloth, platters, and insulated containers.

N'venonfon As Group's story

The group N'VENONFON AS is composed of twelve members who all live in the same district. The group’s president, named Irène, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. With the goal of raising their level of business, so as to cope better with customer demand, the group members are requesting for the second time financial support from ALIDé.

Irène was born on May 23, 1959 in Allada, in Atlantique county. She is the mother of five children, who have all had schooling. Three of the children are in her care. She no longer lives with her husband. For nearly thirty years, Irène has lived in the Enagnon district of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She lives alone with her children and covers their expenses by herself. She has a business selling cloth and kitchen utensils (insulated containers, platters, etc.). This helps her to support herself and her children. She buys these products in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and resells them by the distribution system.

With the goal of bolstering her business and satisfying her customers, Irène, along with the other group members, is requesting a loan from ALIDé. Her ambition is to strengthen her business further in order to grow her revenues.

In this group: Cathérine, Rosette, Emilienne, Perpétue Aimée, Célestine Mèlé, Béatrice, Bella, Yaoïtcha Ayékèmi, Irène, Jeanne, Rosaline, Valentine Lisi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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