A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy sacks of corn and rice and boxes of pasta and some sugar.

Famille Yenawa Group's story

FAMILLE YENAWA is a group which is comprised of three persons, including the president (with her finger raised in the photo) by the name of Françoise Mekpondon. The group members belong to the same family. This group is requesting a loan with the aim of raising their level of business and increasing her turnover.

Born on February 20, 1960 in Dangbo in Ouémé County, Françoise Mekpondon has lived for eleven years in Yénawa, in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She is married to Jean Bosco and had three children, who have all had schooling. Two of the children are in her care. Françoise Mekpondon lives together with her children and husband.

Not having attended school, she has sold staple goods (sacks of corn and rice, boxes of pasta…) out of her house for a long time. This enables her to support herself and to feed her family. She gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.

She is requesting financing from ALIDé in order to expand her business and to increase her turnover. For the future, she would like to open a shop and to boost her business further.

In this group: Françoise Mekpondon, Edwige C. , Y. Lorette B.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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