A loan of $625 helped a member to buy palm oil, plates and jewellery.


Akouegnon 4 Group's story

Akouegnon 4 is a group made up of 4 people who live in the same community and belong to the same mutual funds group. The group's representative, Dassi (whose hand is raised in the picture), is 42 years old. She is married to Fanda and is the mother of 4 children, who have all been to school, and of whom only one is still dependent on her. Dassi lives with her husband and dependent child, and takes care of the household responsibilities together with her spouse. Dassi did not go to school. To be able to meet her different responsibilities, Dassi produces and sells palm oil in her home. As a sideline business, she also sells plates and jewellery on the street. She has been doing this work for 10 years and she gets her supplies in Benin. With the aim of being better be able to respond to the demands of a growing customer base and to make more profits, Dassi is requesting a 5th loan from ALIDé, together with the other members of the Akouegnon 4 group. The loans previously received have all been correctly repaid.

In this group: Dassi , Akpoton, Houénoumé, Medemé
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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