A loan of $625 helped a member to restock on cheeses and bags of manioc flour, corn and rice.


Yeyimin Group's story

The Yeyimin group is composed of 3 people who all live in the same district of Benin. They are requesting a loan from ALIDé so that they can invest in their businesses and raise their level of activity. The group's representative, Damienne, is the woman in the picture with her hand raised. Damienne is 43 and is married to Abdoulaye. The couple live together with their 3 children, all of whom go to school, and they both share the household expenses. Damienne left school during her secondary education. For the past decade, she has been selling cheeses, manioc flour, corn and rice - the resulting income has allowed her to contribute to her family's needs without much difficulty. Damienne would like to restock on goods and develop her business activities so that she can better respond to customer demand. It is for this reason that she and the Yeyimin group are requesting their third loan from ALIDé, having already fully repaid their first two loans.

In this group: Damienne, A.pauline, C.louise
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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