A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy wheelbarrows, hammers, etc.

Azonnagnon Group's story

The Azonnagnon group is made up of 7 people who all belong to the same association of tradesmen. This is the third time the group requests a loan from ALIDé in order to increase their business levels.

Emmanuel, the group's representative, has his hand raised in the picture. He is 63 years old and lives in Benin. He is married to a trader called Lydia. The couple are raising 6 children of their own, who all go to school. They are also responsible for 2 other children. Emmanuel lives together with his wife and children and the couple share the family expenses.

Emmanuel left school at the primary level and learnt masonry. He has been in this line of work for nearly 20 years now, and his income enables him to pay the family's various expenses. Emmanuel would likes to buy some high performance equipment which would help him to better meet the demands of his customers; this is why he is requesting a third loan from ALIDé, together with the other members of the Azonnagnon group. The first 2 loans have been properly repaid.

In this group: Emmanuel, Dossa Paul, Jessufon Ezéchiel, Voyédo André, Osséni, Houssouvè Roger, Midokpè Pascal
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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