A loan of $900 helped a member to buy bags of corn for resale.


Titomagba Group's story

The Titomagba group is made up of 15 people who all live in the same village and are all involved in income-generating activities. The group is requesting their first loan from ALIDé in order to be able to increase their business activities and better satisfy customer demand. Bèkpon, the woman with her hand raised in the picture, is the group's representative. She is 53 years old and lives in a town in Benin. She is widowed and has 5 children, some of whom attend school. 3 of the children are still dependent on their mother. She lives alone with them and is the family's sole breadwinner. For the past 30 years, Bèkpon has been selling agricultural products (corn etc.) from her home and in her local area. She gets her supplies in a market in Benin. The income from her business allows her to take care of her needs and those of her children. This loan will enable Bèkpon and the other members of the Titomagba group to increase their business activity and thereby their turnover and revenue.

In this group: Bèkpon, Célestine, Antoinette, Marie, Béatrice, Allidénou, Yaotcha, Joséphine, Adèle, Pailine, Odette, Zansi, Modeste, Elisabeth, Véronique
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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