A loan of $3,025 helped a member to buy fresh fish and second-hand clothes.

Wangninan Group's story

The WANGNINAN group is made up of twenty-four people who belong to the same savings group and live in the same neighborhood. It is the fourth time that this group is requesting financial assistance from ALIDé, in order to raise their level of activity.

Agnès, raising her hand in the photo, is the group's representative. She is 31 years old and married to a fisherman named Siméon. Agnès is the mother of four children, all in school, but three being her dependents. Agnès lives with her husband and takes care of the various household expenses together with her husband. In order to provide for the family, and for the past fifteen years or so, Agnès has been selling fresh fish and, additionally, second-hand clothes at a market in Benin. She buys her supplies in Benin.

Eager to meet her customers' needs, and in order to increase her turnover and income, Agnès is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the WANGNINAN group. Previous loans have been well repaid.

In this group: Agnès, Christine, Yovossi, Christiane, Zonkpossi, Codjo Mariam, Félicienne, Emilienne, Viviane, Justine, Rosaline, Albertine, Angeline, Claudine, Jeannette, Hounyo, Marie, Epiphanie, Théodora, Noellie, Antoinette, Françoise, Séraphine, Henriette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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