A loan of $850 helped a member to buy rice, beans, vegetable oil, and sauce condiments.


Demandovo Ste Rita Group's story

The DEMANDOVO STE RITA group consists of three people who live in the same geographic area in Benin. This is the group’s fourth time seeking financial assistance from ALIDé to bolster their activities. Victoire Ablawa, the group’s representative, has her hand raised in the photo. She was born in a city of Benin in September 1964. Victoire has three children, all of whom have received formal schooling. Two of the children are still in her care. Victoire herself quit school at the secondary level. For the past four years, Victoire has been preparing and selling food (a dish of rice & bean, some bread) around her neighborhood in order to support herself and provide for her children. She also sells mobile phone recharge cards as an additional source of income. She gets her supplies in a city of Benin. In an effort to meet the needs of her customers and increase her revenue, Victoire is seeking this new loan together with the other members of the DEMANDOVO STE RITA group.

In this group: Victoire Ablawa, Yélian Honorine, Nathalie Viviane
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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