A loan of $900 helped a member to buy food products and charcoal.


Midote Group's story

MIDOTE group is composed of four persons. Its leader is Emilienne (raising her hand in the photograph). The members of the group are friends and live in the same neighborhood.

Emilienne was born on May 22, 1968, in the commune of Abomey Calavi, and for three years, she's been living in Eoca in Abomey Calavi. She's a widow with three children who all attend school and whom she has to support. She lives with her children.

Having never attended school, Emilienne has been selling food products and charcoal at her house for about four years. This enable her to provide for herself and feed her family.

She gets her supplies at the market in Glazoué in Benin. Emilienne is seeking her second loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé, in order to expand her business and increase her revenue and her income.

In this group: Emilienne, Anasthasie, Prudence, Agnès

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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