A loan of $425 helped a member to buy corn and second-hand clothing.


Ayidokpo Group's story

The Ayidokpo group is made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood. The representative of this group, whose name is Julienne Assiba, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. It is the first time that this group has sought financial aid from Alidé, and their aim is to increase their business volume. Julienne Assiba is 47 years old and married to an entrepreneur named Raphaël. The couple has four children, all at school and in their care. The couple lives with their children and together provide for the family's needs. Julienne Assiba left school at secondary level. For around five years she has been selling a variety of products (corn, biscuits, telephone recharge cards) as well as selling second-hand clothing as a secondary activity. This business allows her to respond to her family's needs without any great difficulty. Julienne Assiba buys her products in Benin. With a view to responding better to customer demand, she is requesting a first loan from Alidé together with the other members of the Ayidokpo group.

In this group: Julienne Assiba, Odette, Jacqueline
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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