A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy bags of manioc flour and cans of peanut oil.


Aïdote Group's story

The Aïdote group comprises thirteen people who live in the same area. This is the third time this group is seeking financial support from ALIDÉ, in order to raise the level of their business. The group representative, named Sophie, is the woman whose hand is raised in the photo. Sophie is 28 years old. She is married to a driver named Paul. The couple have two children, both of whom are in their care and attend school. Sophie did not attend school. To provide for herself, for the past four years Sophie has sold manioc flour, peanuts, and sometimes bread as well, both at her home and through the distribution system. Sophie gets her supplies in a city in Benin. With the goal of satisfying her customers and increasing her sales volume and income, Sophie is seeking a third loan with ALIDÉ, along with the other members of the Aïdote group. The previous loans were repaid properly.

In this group: Hélène, Sophie, Germaine, Christine, Pélagie, Virginie, Marie, Elisabeth, Celine, Akoua Colette, Odile, Solange, Anondé Bénedicte

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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