A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy palm fruit and manioc.

Linlingnon Group's story

The group LINLINGNON is made up of thirty members who all live in the same locality and do certain activities together. The president of this group, called Étiennette, is the woman raising her hand in the photo. In order to raise the level of their businesses so that they can better respond to the demand of their clientele. this group is requesting their first-ever loan from ALIDé.

Étiennette is a widow with four children, all enrolled in school. One of them is no longer her responsibility. She lives alone with her children and covers their living expenses.

Étiennette only went to primary school. To support herself and her children, she has been producing palm oil and manioc flour for about 15 years now. She sells her products in her region. She buys her supplies in Bénin.

In order to increase her production and better respond to the needs of her ever-growing client base, Étiennette is requesting, together with the other members of the group LINLINGNON, her first loan from ALIDé. This loan will help them to make more profit.

In this group: Étiennette, Elisabeth, Anihouvi, Philomène, Dine, Akpoton, Madeleine*, Olowodjè, Yèyinou, Akpèlo, Houétin, Yaoïtcha Houénoumin, Anago, Georgette, Akpélo, Singan, Ayina, Victoirine, Mahutin Germaine, Kpènavou, Jeanne, Goussi, Tomonrin, Alégui, Kpèlo, Sègla, Etienne, Bernadette, D. Célestine, Yvette
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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