A loan of $400 helped a member to buy a variety of goods (canned foods, etc.).


Hinde Group's story

HINDE is a group of three persons whose members reside in the same district in Benin. The group's representative, Aïssatou Alakè (who is in the middle of the photo with her hand raised), is 43 years old and married to Pierre. The couple have two children, both in school and in their care. Aïssatou Alakè lives together with her husband and children. The couple jointly cover the diverse household expenses. Aïssatou Alakè dropped out of secondary school. To cope with her different expenses, she sells a variety of goods (canned foods, etc.) out of her home. Parallel to this business, she sells bissap juice (made from dried hibiscus flowers). Her supplies come from a market in Benin. Seeking to satisfy her customers and to expand her business, Aïssatou Alakè together with the other members of the group HINDE are requesting an initial loan from ALIDé. This loan will serve to respond better to the demands of their customers and to make more profit.

In this group: Aïssatou Alakè, Béatrice, Albert
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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