A loan of $725 helped a member to buy fresh fish and some condiments.


Akolemin Group's story

AKOLEMIN is a group composed of three persons belonging to the same family. The group's representative, Abikou Jacqueline (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 61 years old and married to a man named Antoine. They have three children, of whom only two are in their care. Not all of the children have had schooling. Abikou Jacqueline lives together with her children and husband and jointly ensures, along with her husband, that the household expenses are covered.

Abikou Jacqueline did not attend school. To cope with her different expenses, she has been selling condiments for about ten years; secondarily, she has been selling fish out of her house and by the distribution system in Benin. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

With the goal of responding better to the requirements of her burgeoning customer base and making more profit, Abikou Jacqueline is requesting, along with the other members of the group AKOLEMIN, a third loan from ALIDé. The loans received previously were indeed paid back.

In this group: Abikou Jacqueline , Christiane Kouassialé, Gwladys Akoua
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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