A loan of $850 helped a member to purchase spices and food supplies.


Missimide Group's story

The Missimide Group is made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood in Benin. This group's representative, named Marie, is the woman whose hand is raised in the photo. This is the third time this group is seeking the financial support of Alidé with the aim of increasing their business.

Marie is 41 years old and is married to a carpenter named Célestin. The couple has four children, all of them in school, two of whom remain in their care. Marie lives with her husband and children. The couple sees to the various expenses together. Marie stopped going to school during elementary school.

For the past fifteen years, Marie has run a business selling various goods (spices, food supplies). This allows her to meet her family's needs without much difficulty. Marie obtains her supplies at a market in Benin. In the hope of better responding to customer demand, Marie would like to build up her product stock and enhance her business activity. In order to do so, Marie, along with the other members of the Missimide Group, is seeking a third loan from Alidé. The previous loans have been repaid.

In this group: Marie , Emilienne, Maximilienne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo



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