A loan of $825 helped a member to buy condiments and food products.


Missimahu Group's story

The MISSIMAHU group is made up of four people who all live in the same neighborhood. The is the third time that this group has asked ALIDé for financial help, in order to increase their level of activity. The group's leader, Mélanie, has her hand raised in the photo. Mélanie is 32 years old and lives in Benin. She did not go to school for very long.

Mélanie is married to a farmer named Sètondji. The couple has five children, all of whom go to school and are in their care. Mélanie lives with her husband and children. The couple share responsibility for the household's various expenses. In order to meet these expenses, for the last ten years or so Mélanie has been selling condiments and food products in her neighborhood. Mélanie obtains her supplies in a market in Benin. In order to satisfy her customers and increase turnover and revenue, Mélanie and the other MISSIMAHU members are asking ALIDé for a third loan. This loan is sure to allow them to expand their level of activity and make more profit. The two previous loans were fully repaid.

In this group: Mélanie , Elisabeth, Elisabeth, Julienne
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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