A loan of $975 helped a member to buy sacks of corn, bread and clothes.


Alodononzo Group's story

The Alodononzo group is made up of three people who all live in the same neighborhood. The representative of the group, whose name is Alphonsine, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. It is the fourth time that this group has requested financial aid from Alidé so that they can increase their business volume. Alphonsine is 60 years old and married to an accountant called Godens. The couple has three children, all educated, one of whom remains a dependent. Alphonsine lives with her husband and dependent child. She covers the various family expenses together with her husband. She did not attend school and now has an activity selling various groceries (corn, bread) as well as clothing, in her neighborhood; this allows her to provide for her family's needs, as well as her own, without any difficulty. Alphonsine has been carrying out this business for the past seven years. She gets her supplies in Benin. With a view to responding better to customer demand, she would like to increase her stock. In order to do this, Alphonsine is requesting a fourth loan from Alidé together with the other members of the Alodononzo group. The first three loans have all been fully repaid.

In this group: Alphonsine , Josephine, Lydie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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