A loan of $475 helped a member to buy various goods (sugar, cassava flour, canned food) and some firewood.


Wangnigni Group's story

WANGNIGNI is a group of three persons whose members reside in the same district. The group's representative, Léonie Yvonne Afiavi (whose hand is raised in the photo) is 42 years old. She halted her studies in secondary school. She no longer lives with her husband, has no children, and lives alone while seeing to her own needs.

For nine years, Léonie Yvonne Afiavi has been selling a variety of goods (sugar, cassava flour, plastic bags, canned food) and firewood in a district in Benin. She gets her supplies at a market in Benin.

Having the goal of expanding her business and being more competitive in the market, she would like to increase her stock of goods which will enable her to increase her sales and her revenues. For this reason, Léonie Yvonne Afiavi, along with the other members of the group WANGNIGNI, is requesting a second loan from ALIDé. The loan granted previously was indeed repaid.

In this group: Léonie Yvonne Afiavi, Brigitte Sèwèna, Chantale
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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