A loan of $2,650 helped a member to purchase palm nuts and bunches of bananas.

Nouwagnon Group's story

The Nouwagnon Group is made up of 23 people who live in the same hamlet. The representative of this group is a woman named Antoinette, who has her hand raised in the photo.

Antoinette is 55 years old and is a widow. She is the mother of four children, all in her care. Antoinette attended very little school. For some thirty years, in order to meet her needs and provide for the needs of her children, Antoinette has been producing palm oil (made from palm nuts), which she sells in her area. In addition to this business that provides her with a not insignificant income, Antoinette sells bananas.

Antoinette purchases her wares in a village in Benin. This is the second time that Antoinette and the other members of the Nouwagnon Group have sought a loan from Alidé. This loan will allow them to strengthen their business and to increase their sales, in order to better respond to the needs of their customers.

In this group: Antoinette, Victorine, Odile, Mélanie, Geneviève, Hélène, Joséphine, Joséphine, Rosaline, Dénise, Hortense, Affiavi, Aline, Sènami, Madeleine, Pélagie, Lokossi, Elisabeth, Léocadie, Eugénie, Valérie, Rosette, Léontine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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