A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy palm fruit for the production of palm oil.


Oreofe Group's story

«Oreofe » is a group composed of 32 individuals whose representative (the woman raising her hand in the photo) is named Ida. The group members live in the same neighborhood in Benin and each earn an income. They have decided to join forces in order to achieve better results. In order to bolster their working capital, this group is seeking its first loan from ALIDé. Ida is 28 years old and is married to Jacques, an electrician. They have four children in their charge, one of whom is their own child. None of the children is in school. Ida lives together with her family and provides for the mainly needs jointly with her husband, thanks to the income from her business. Ida makes palm oil and sells it out of her home. As a side activity, she also sells fried rice. Ida stocks up in the South of Benin. This first loan will help Ida and other members of the “Oreofe” group to expand their business and increase their customer numbers and their revenues

In this group: Ida, Fidèle, Kpèdétin Agnès, Delphine, Rosaline, Agnès, Philomène, Sènami Octavine, Kannavou, Awèlè, Célestine, Jeannette, Adjimon, Anne, Lydie Kpoton, Colette, Julienne, Ayaba Sidonie, Elisabeth, Christine, Clémentine, Rosaline, Yénoukounmè, Victorine, Claudine, Houévo Bernadette, Claudine, Mènoudo, G. Bernadette, Yvette, Sègbègnon Aimé, Laly

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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