A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy palm nuts.


Mignonmide 1 Group's story

The Mignonmide 1 group consists of four individuals from Benin who work together processing palm nuts into palm oil and manioc [cassava] into manioc flour. The group’s representative, by the name of Agnès, is the one raising her hand in the photo. Agnès is 29 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to Barthélemy. The spouses live together with their four children. Some of the children go to school. Agnès never attended school. In order to provide for herself and he children, since about seven years ago Agnès makes palm oil and sells it out of her home. She stocks up on palm nuts in a town of Benin. In order to satisfy her customers’ needs and to increase her sales volume and he revenues, Agnès, together with other members of the Mignonmide 1 group, is seeking a loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Agnès , Ablavi, Emilienne, Lucienne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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