A loan of $475 helped a member to buy sacks of charcoal.


Minandjangodo Group's story

MINANDJANGODO is a group of three persons all living in the same neighborhood. The group representative, Assiba Véronique, who is raising her hand in the photo, is 51 years old. She is married to a farmer named Martin and the couple have four children of whom some have been enrolled in school and of whom two are still in their care.

Assiba Véronique lives together with her husband and her two minor children. The couple share in supporting the household. Assiba Véronique did not attend school. In order to make a living for herself, she has been selling, for around 20 years, sacks of charcoal by the distribution system. She buys her wares in a village in Bénin. In order to bolster her business and better satisfy her customers, Assiba Véronique is requesting, together with the other members of the group called MINANDJANGODO, a first-ever loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Assiba Véronique, Victoire, Odette
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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