A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy bags of charcoal and onion.

Gbenondou Agla Group's story

GBENONDOU AGLA is a group made up of 25 people, whose representative is named Valérie (with hand raised in the photo). Most members of the group live in the same neighborhood in Benin. With the goal of increasing their operating capital, the group is requesting its first loan through ALIDé.

Valérie is 33 years old and married to a mechanic named Damien. The couple has two children, both in school and under their care. Valérie did not attend school. For the last eight years or so, she has been selling onions and charcoal out of her home; this helps her pay her children's expenses without much difficulty. Valérie buys her products in a city in Benin. This first loan will allow her and the other members of the GBENONDOU AGLA group to increase their business activities and grow their customer base and income.

In this group: Christine, Pulchérie, Constance Marie, Martine, Rosine, Cécile Ayaba, Raphata, Emilienne, Véronique, Eugénie, Lydia Deby, Marguérite, Kamaria, Atifatou, Séraphine, Valérie, Pierrette, Hortense, Adèle, Jeanne, Monique, Tranquilline, Marie-Laure, Bernadette, Juliette G
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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