A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy cans of palm oil and baskets of fresh tomatoes.

Ayidokpo Group's story

The AYIDOKPO group consists of sixteen people who live in the same area and practice the same activity. This is their first time seeking financial assistance from ALIDé to bolster their activity.

The group’s representative is Veronique, seen in the photo with her hand raised. She was born in Benin in 1962. Veronique is a widow who lives alone with her children in Benin. She has four children, all of whom have received schooling. Two are still in her care.

To support herself and her children, Veronique started selling fresh tomatoes twenty years ago. As a secondary activity, she also sells palm oil in Benin, where she acquires her stock.

Veronica, together with the other group members, is seeking this first loan to achieve customer satisfaction and increase her profits.

In this group: Véronique, Mélanie, Justine, Victoire, Anagonou, Julienne, Jeanne, Roseline, Justine, Dolou, Judith, Lossikpodé, Assiba, Kinzonhounsi, Jacqueline, Cathérine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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