A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy bags of corn.

Bidossessi Group's story

The group BIDOSSESSI is made up of fifteen people who live in the same area. This is the second time that the group has asked for financial aid from Alidé, in order to increase their activity levels. The representative of the group, named Martine, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. Martine is forty-six years old and lives in Benin. Martine did not attend school. Martine is a widow and doesn't have any children. However, Martine is taking care of two children. In order to provide for her various needs and those of the children in her care, Martine has sold flour, manioc, and corn for around thirty years in a city in Benin. Additionally, she sells local drinks. Martine stocks up in her area. In striving to satisfy her clients and to increase her turnover and her revenues, Martine is asking with the other members of the group BIDOSSESSI for a second loan from Alidé. Their first loan has been paid off.

In this group: Martine, Christine, Cécile, Elisabeth, Pascaline, Fifamè Martine, Victoire, Lissassi, Marie, Eliane, Joséphine, Christine, Philomène, Tohossi, Fautin Firmin

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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