A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase sheet metal for welding and gas canisters.

Dodokpo Group's story

Dodokpo is a group of three people who have come together through their businesses. The representative of the business, Ayodélé Laurent (with his hand raised in the photo) is 41 years old. Ayodélé Laurent is married to a retailer named Colette. The couple has six children together, all of whom are in school and dependents. Ayodélé Laurent lives together with his wife and children. The couple works together to meet the various ends of the household.

Ayodélé Laurent stopped attending school at the primary level, and started to learn how to weld. In order to face his various responsibilities, Ayodélé Laurent has been working for ten years in the region as a welder, a trade that has earned him significant profits. Secondarily, Ayodélé Laurent sells gas canisters. Ayodélé Laurent stocks up in the towns of Bénin.

In the pursuit of satisfying his clientele and in order to expand his business, Ayodélé Laurent is seeking his second loan through ALIDé along with the other members of the Dodokpo Group. This loan will enable them to better respond to the demands of their clientele and to consequently earn higher profits. The first loan was properly repaid.

In this group: Ayodélé Laurent, Kolawolé, Mahoudjro Benoit

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Mszanski

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