A loan of $425 helped a member to buy corn, rice, fish, beverages, and condiments.

Olowolayema Group's story

The OLOWOLAYEMA group is made up of three people who all go to the same church. This is the first time that the group is seeking financial aid from ALIDé, in order to raise the level of its business.

Françoise Médégnomi, who is raising her hand in the photograph, is the group's representative. She is 43 years old and lives in Benin. She stopped her studies in primary school. Françoise Médégnomi is married to a gardener named Koudous. The couple has five children, all of whom have had schooling and live in their care. Françoise Médégnomi lives with her husband and children.

In order to cover the various family expenses, Françoise Médégnomi has been selling food (corn dough, rice, accompanied with a fish sauce) and cold beverages in Benin for about ten years now. She stocks up at a market in Benin.

Striving to satisfy her customers and grow her sales and revenue, Françoise Médégnomi, along with the other members of the OLOWOLAYEMA group, is seeking a loan from ALIDé. This loan will surely allow them to increase the level of their business and earn more profit.

In this group: Françoise Médégnomi, Yévèdo, Mondoukpè

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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