A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy bags of charcoal and miscellaneous products.

Bignon Group's story

The BIGNON group is formed by three people who are all related to each other. The group’s representative is Assiba Colette, who is pictured with her arm raised in the photo. This is the second time that this group has requested financial support from Alidé to increase its activity. Assiba Colette is a 64 year-old widow and has five children, all of whom are in school. She herself did not attend school and lives alone with her children, so is responsible for all the household costs. To cover these expenses she sells palm wine, charcoal and miscellaneous products. Assiba Colette also sells pumped water from her home as a secondary activity. She obtains her supplies from a market in Benin. To increase her product stock and meet the needs of her customers, Assiba Colette hopes to obtain a second loan from Alidé along with the rest of the BIGNON group members. Their previous loan was successfully repaid.

In this group: Assiba Colette, Tonana Georgette, Afi Mawussé

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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