A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy liqueurs and bags of corn.

Dagbegnikin Group's story

The DAGBEGNIKIN group is composed of eleven people who live together in the same neighborhood. Philomène, the group’s representative, has her hand raised in the photo. This is the third time that this group has requested a loan from ALIDé so as to increase their businesses. Philomène is a 56 year old widow who lives alone with one of her children. She actually has five children, although only one is still in her care. All of her children have been to school. Philomène didn’t attend school. She has been operating a business selling liqueurs, food supplies and plastics from her home for around twenty years. This business enables her to support her family without great difficulty and to provide for their needs. Philomène gets her supplies in Benin. She wants to increase her stock of products so as to better meet customer demand. To do this, Philomène, along with the other DAGBEGNIKIN group members, is requesting a third loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Philomène, A. Appoline, Philomene, Natacha, Biolla Brigitte, Hortense Genevieve, Odette, Philomene, Elisabeth, B. Roukiatou, Pierrette Wlanvi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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