A loan of $875 helped a member to buy ten sacks of maize.

Mivado Group's story

MIVADO is a group made up of three persons whose president (the one with her hand raised in the photo) is called Agnès. The members of the group live in the same neighborhood in Bénin. In order to increase their working capital, this group is requesting, for the fourth time, a loan from ALIDé.

Agnès was born in 1970 in Bénin and is married to Bonaventure, a chauffeur. The couple have three children, all enrolled in school and living under their roof.

Agnès never attended school. In order to support herself and her family, Agnès sells « Akassa » (a dough made from maize flour). She has been in this business for almost four years, and it allows her, together with her husband, to cover the various expenses of the family.

Agnès buys her supplies in a town in Bénin. This fourth loan will certainly permit Agnès and her group to raise the level of their businesses and grow their clientele and their income.

In this group: Agnès, Judith, Sodeme Marie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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