A loan of $900 helped a member to buy a bag of soya with which to make cheese.


Edjromede Group's story

The Edjromede group is made up of 15 people who all live in the same village. The group is requesting their first loan from ALIDé so that they can increase their working capital.

Adjoavi, the woman in the picture with her hand raised, is the group´s representative. She is 39 years old and married to a farmer called Appolinaire. The couple have 7 children, some of whom go to school. 3 of the children are still dependent on their parents.

Adjoavi has no formal education. For the past 20 years, she has been making soya cheese which she sells from her home. She also sells fish, condiments and corn from her home. She gets her supplies in her local area. The income from her business activities allows her to take care of her children without much difficulty.

This loan will enable Adjoavi and the other members of the Edjromede group to boost their business activities, increase their customer base and raise their revenue levels.

In this group: Adjoavi, Christine, Céline, Angèle, Yabo, Honorine, Madeleine, Carine, Mélanie, Maria, Justine, Albertine, Micheline, Ahigbé, Yédéme

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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