A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy used clothing and various products.


Nonvignon G Group's story

The group NONVIGNON G is made up of 16 members. The representative of the group, Houinsi Victorine, is the one who is raising her hand in the photo. Wishing to grow their businesses and better respond to the needs of their clientele, this group is requesting a first-ever loan from ALIDé. Houinsi Victorine is 62 and lives in Bénin. She is married to a driver named Léonard. The couple have five children, all having attended school. Houinsi Victorine never attended school. To support herself, she sells used clothing at her home. She also prepares food that she sells out of her home. She has been in these businesses for some 20 years. She buys her goods in a market in Bénin. With the aim of bolstering their businesses and better satisfying their clientele, Houinsi Victorine and the other members of the NONVIGNON G group are requesting their first loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Brigitte Olga, Houinsi Victorine, Blandine, Alexandrine Fifamè, Gisèle, Tabiyi Alice, Degbegnon Jeanne, Olga Gladys Adoudé, Yvette Zita, Colette Chantal, Aïcha, Roumanatou, Sélimath, Haoua, Kaï Victorine, Martine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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