A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy some bales of second-hand clothing.


Videkon Group's story

The Videkon group is composed of 30 members who know each other through being neighbors from the same district of Womey, in the community of Abomey Calavi. The group’s leader, by the name of Elisabeth, it the one raising her hand in the photo. With the goal of expanding their business and better meeting customer demand, the group is asking for financing from ALIDé. Elisabeth is married to Robert, a port agent, and has three dependent children, two of whom are her own, and all of whom are in school,. The spouses jointly take care of various family expenses. Elisabeth and her husband settled in Womey about five years ago. Elisabeth never attended school. In order to support herself and her family, she has been selling second-hand clothing as a street vendor for about four years. She stocks up at the Missèbo market in Cotonou. In order to strengthen her business and better meet her customers’ needs, Elisabeth and her group are seeking a loan from ALIDé. She would like to expand the scope of her business.

In this group: Kèmi, Véronique, Elisabeth, Yvette, Françoise, Pierrette, Josephine, Virginie, Christine, Honorine, E. Valérie, Christine, Mawulé, Micheline, Amélie Martine, Romualde, Clarisse, Diane, Emilienne, Inès, Pauline, Blandine, Alexandrine, Marie, Honorine, Victorine, Josephine, Léocadie, Arielle, Elisabeth

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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