A loan of $475 helped a member to buy fabric and shoes.


Daya-To Group's story

DAYA-TO is a group of three people whose members live together. The representative of the group, Akouavi Pélagie (whose hand is raised in the photograph), is 39 years old and married to a civil engineer named Fataï. Akouavi Pélagie and Fataï live together with their two children who are both in school and dependent on their parents. Together, the couple manages the various household expenses.

Akouavi Pélagie stopped her education in secondary school. For the past six years, she has sold fabric and shoes, a business that she maintains and that brings her significant income in her neighborhood. Akouavi Pélagie buys her products in Togo, the country next to Benin. This is the fourth time that she and the other members of the group DAYA-TO have sought financial support from ALIDÉ in order to build their working capital and their businesses, and to better respond to the needs of their customers.

In this group: Akouavi Pélagie, Marcelline, Jacqueline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Monnet



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