A loan of $800 helped a member to buy boxes of canned foods, soaps, and sacks of cassava flour.

Owonikoko Group's story

The group OWONIKOKO is comprised of three persons who live in the same district in Benin. The group's representative, Kamariatou, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. Having the goal of boosting their business, so as to cope better with the demands of their customers, the members of this group are requesting financial aid from ALIDé for the second time.

Kamariatou never attended school. She is 50 years old and married to a driver by the name of Chakirou. They have one child who is in school and in their care. But in addition to their child, they have five other children to support. Kamariatou and her husband jointly ensure that the diverse household expenses are covered.

To help meet the needs of the family, Kamariatou has been running a business selling various goods (canned foods, soaps, cassava flour, etc.) out of her home for over twenty years. She gets her supplies at a market in Benin.

With the goal of bolstering their business and satisfying their customers further, Kamariatou and the other members of the group OWONIKOKO are requesting a second loan from ALIDé. Their ambition is to increase their level of business.

In this group: Kamariatou, Antoinette, Amidatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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