A loan of $1,450 helped a member to buy sacks of corn, vegetables, and sauce ingredients.


Gbedokpo 2 Group's story

The Gbedokpo 2 group is made up of eleven people who live in the same house. It's the first time that this group is seeking financial help from ALIDé, in order to grow their business. The leader of the group is Madeleine, who is raising her hand in the photo. She is about 42 years old and lives in Benin. Madeleine is married to Edgard, a public roads agent. The couple has four dependent children, and some of the children are in school. Madeleine has never been to school. In order to meet her and her children's needs, for seven years Madeleine has been selling vegetables, sauce ingredients, and corn. She gets her supplies in one of the biggest markets in Benin. In order to satisfy her clients and to increase her revenue and income, Madeleine is seeking, along with the other members of the Gbedokpo 2 group, her first loan.

In this group: Madeleine, Sévérine, Bertille Gilberte, Rafiatou, Iblitime Ilimath, Thérèse, Adama, Zénabou, A. Géronime Christiane Gb., Gladys Ida, Raïhanatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robin Clochard



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