A loan of $1,425 helped a member to purchase three 50-liter jerrycans of gasoline.

Houenoussou Ii Group's story

TH. HOUENOUSSOU II group is composed of seventeen members, who know one another because they live in tH. same village in Allada, in tH. Atlantic department. TH. group's president, named Virginie, is tH. woman raising her hand on tH. picture.

In order to raise their level of activity to better meet demand from their customers, this group is requesting financial support from ALIDe. Virginie is a widow with five dependent children, who all attend school. Virginie lives by herself with her children. SH. never went to school. To provide for her own needs and those of her children, Virginie has been active for about eight years selling gasoline oil from her home. SH. gets her supplies from tH. Allada market. To strengthen their business and better satisfy their clients, Virginie and her group are requesting a loan from ALIDe. Their ambition is to increase their level of activity.

In this group: Virginie, Sidonie, Céline, Yvonne, Honorine, Félicité, Victorine, Elisabeth, Odile, Géneviève, Angèle, Houékinsi, Clémentine, Pélagie, Léontine, Elisabeth, Brigitte

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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