A loan of $625 helped a member to buy bags of maize and rice, and condiments (onions).

Gbigbodote Group's story

The GBIGBODOTE group consists of three people who live in the same neighborhood. Dopevi Sidonie, age 39, and raising her hand in the photo, is the facilitator of the group. She is married to a man named Dossou. The couple has four children, all in school and all their dependents. Dopevi Sidonie lives with her husband and children and takes care of the various family expenses together with her husband. Dopevi Sidonie has never attended school. For the past ten years, she has been selling food in her neighborhood ("come", a type of food made with fermented maize, and "ablo", made with rice). She buys her supplies at a market in Benin. She is requesting a loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the GBIGBODOTE group, in order to meet her customers' needs and to increase her turnover and income.

In this group: Dopevi Sidonie, Fernande Laurentine, Ablavi Geneviève

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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