A loan of $1,725 helped a member to buy manioc tubers.

Ayidekon 1 Group's story

The AYIDEKON 1 group is made up of seven persons who all live in the same neighborhood in Bénin. The representative of the group, Rosaline, is raising her h and in the photo. It is the fourth time that this group is asking for a loan from ALIDé in order to expand their businesses.

Rosaline is married to a farmer named Michel. The couple has four children, all enrolled in school and living under their parents' roof. Rosaline lives with her children and her husband. They share in supporting their family. For almost 25 years, Rosaline has been producing manioc flour (made out of manioc tubers) which she sells going door to door and through delivery in Bénin. Besides this business, Rosaline sells cookies. She buys her supplies in Bénin.

Wishing to bolster her business and better respond to the needs of her clientele, Rosaline wants to receive a fourth loan, together with the other members of the AYIDEKON 1 group.

In this group: Rosaline , Véronique, Anasthasie, Béatrice, Albertine, Christine, Marie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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