A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy 10 sets of 40 snails and a bag of corn.

Nounagnon Group's story

Nounagnon group consists of seventeen people who live in the same town and are in revenue-generating businesses in Bénin. The representative of this group, named Jacqueline, is the one whose hand is raised on the photo. Jacqueline is 37 years old and is married to a dressmaker named Charles. The couple has six children, all under their care and some of whom go to school. Jacqueline did not go to school. Jacqueline lives together with her children and her husband and takes care of the diverse household responsibilities together with her husband.

For twelve years Jacqueline has been selling snails and corn in certain regions of Bénin. On the side, Jacqueline sells akassa [local dough made with corn starch]. Jacqueline gets her supplies in several regions of Bénin. This is the second time that Jacqueline and the other members of the group Nounagnon are requesting a loan from ALIDé. This loan will allow them to strengthen their business in order to better meet their clientèle's demands and therefore increase their turnover. The first loan was well repaid.

In this group: Jacqueline, Geneviève, Mèwanoussi, Hounmè Sossi, Célestine, Lèdotindé, Rosine, Lucienne, Sidonie, Léonie, Jeanne, Viviane, Rosaline, Victoire, Jeanne, Martine, Henriette

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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