A loan of $1,625 helped a member to purchase cans of palm oil and sacks of corn.


Nonvignon Group's story

The Nonvignon Group includes 14 people who live in the same hamlet. This is the first time that this group has sought the financial assistance of Alidé in order to increase its business. The group's representative is a woman by the name of Victoire, who has her hand raised in the photo. Victoire is 48 years old and lives in Benin. She left school at the primary level. Victoire is a widow with six children, of whom several have been sent to school and two are still in her care. Victoire lives with those two children. In order to provide for the family's various expenses, Victoire has sold palm oil in a district of Benin for some thirty years. As a secondary business, Victoire sells corn, beans and prepared rice. Victoire purchases her supplies in a market in Benin. Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and her income, Victoire, along with the other members of the Nonvignon Group, is requesting her first loan from Alidé.

In this group: Victoire, Anihouvi Annick Eudoxie, Séraphine Anne, Albertine, Augustine, Brigitte, Hélène, Dédé Delphine, Pierrette, Léonie, Bertine Kouessiba, Mahougnon Elise Chantal, Damienne, Odette
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo



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