A loan of $925 helped a member buy containers of red palm oil.

Gbenonkpo Group's story

The GBENONKPO group consists of eleven persons residing in the same urban area who engage in revenue-generating activities. This is the first time the group is seeking financial assistance from ALIDé to raise the level of their business activities. The representative of the group, named Cica Heloise Odile is the one raising her hand in the picture.

Cica Odile Heloise is 43 years old and married to Noubaï. The couple has two children, both attending school and who are their dependents.

Cica Heloise Odile left school at secondary level. To support herself over the past ten years, she has been selling red palm oil and various other products. As a secondary activity, she has also been selling soap throughout her region. She gets her supplies in one of Benin's cities..

Seeking to satisfy her customers and wanting to increase her turnover and income, Cica Heloise Odile is seeking a loan from ALIDé, together with other members of the GBENONKPO group.

In this group: Cica Héloïse Odile, Pierrette, Ahissi, Cécile, Philomène, Victorine, Monique, Colette, Pauline, Laetitia, Sidonie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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