A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy snails and bunches of plantains.

Dagbegnon Group's story

The DAGBEGNON group consists of fourteen people who are all involved in income-generating activities and live in the same village. It is the first time that this group is requesting financial assistance from ALIDé in order to increase its level of activity.

Micheline, the group's representative, is the woman raising her hand in the photo. She is 54 years old and married to a farmer named Amoussou. She is the mother of five children who all attend school. Besides her own children, Micheline has another child in her care. She lives with her husband and children. The couple jointly takes care of the household expenses.

To take care of expenses, Micheline sells various items such as plantains and snails, in Benin. She also sells palm nuts. Micheline has been involved in this activity for about twenty years and stocks up at a market in Benin.

In order to better satisfy her customers and to increase her turnover and income, Micheline is requesting a first loan from ALIDé, together with the other members of the DAGBEGNON group.

In this group: Micheline, André, Houndossi, Elise, Rosine, Adèle, Cécile, Christine, Jeanne, Noëlie, Cériphatou, Sidonie, Justine, Adjouavi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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