A loan of $225 helped a member to buy rice, corn, and sauce condiments.


Ave-Gnon Group's story

AVE-GNON Group is made up off three women who all live in the same neighborhood in Benin. The group's representative, named Viviane, is the one raising her hand in the photograph.

This is the first time that the members of the group are seeking financial support from Kiva's partner, ALIDé, in order to bolster their businesses.

Viviane, age 43, is married to a driver named Paul. The couple has four school-attending children to support. Viviane and her family live together. She never attended school.

To provide for herself and her family, she prepares food (rice, corn paste) that she sells at her home. She gets her supplies in one of Benin's town. Her clientele is increasing, and Viviane wants to bolster her business in order to better meet customer demand.

Lacking financial means to make their dream come true, Viviane and the other members of the group approached ALIDé in order to seek a loan.

In this group: Viviane, Kaï Rachelle, Angèle
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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