A loan of $900 helped a member to buy palm nuts, palm oil and "sodabi" for resale.


Wangnidekon Group's story

WANGNIDEKON is a group of 12 people who all live in the same hamlet in Benin. This is their first loan request and is being made so that the group members can increase their level of business activity and fulfill their customer demand. The group´s representative is called Houndéhinso and has her hand raised in the picture. Houndéhinso is 61 years old and married to a farmer called Bienvenu. The couple have 6 children, some of whom go to school. They live together with 3 dependent children and both contribute towards the household expenses. Houndéhinso has been selling palm oil and palm nuts in her area for around 18 years, and has a sideline business selling "sodabi", a local alcoholic drink. She gets her supplies in Benin. She and the WANGNIDEKON group are requesting this first loan from ALIDé in order to enhance their businesses.

In this group: Houndéhinso, Céphora, Sahouétindé, Cathérine, Victorine, Jeannette, Virgine, Régina, Assoufantindé, Marie, Pauline, Gisèle

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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