A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy sacks of rice and beans, some sauce condiments, and fresh fish.

Enago-Alo 1 Group's story

ENAGO-ALO 1 is a group composed of thirteen persons whose members run the same revenue-generating businesses. The group’s representative, Thérèse (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 34 years old. She is married to a fisherman by the name of Christophe. They have five children, all in school. Two of the children are still in their care. Thérèse lives together with her husband and children. The couple jointly ensures that the diverse household expenses are covered.

Thérèse halted her studies in primary school. To cope with her different expenses, she has been making different dishes (rice, beans, served with sauce) for ten years. She sells the food in her neighborhood. On the side, she sells fresh fish. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

With the goal of expanding her business to become more competitive in the market, Thérèse, along with the other members of her group ENAGO-ALO 1 is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé. The first three loans were indeed paid back.

In this group: Thérèse, Célestine, Lucienne, Kossiba Julienne, Jeannette, Florence, Oussoubo, Séraphine, Elisabeth, Adjimon, Philomène, Blandine, Pierrette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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