A loan of $300 helped a member to buy cheese.

Jesugnon 8 Group's story

The Jesugnon 8 group is made up of three people who are friends belonging to the same "tontine" group ("tontine" is a revolving finance system whereby each member contributes periodically an agreed amount and this is passed on in rotation to the different group members). It is the first time that this group is requesting financial aid from Alidé, with a view to increasing their business volume. The representative of the group, whose name is Yolande Dohoué, is the one raising her hand in the photo. Yolande Dohoué is 28 years old and lives in Benin. She did not go to school and is now married to a tiler called Patrick. The couple has three dependents, some of whom are at school. Yolande Dohoué lives with her husband and children.The couple cover the various household expenses between them. In order to cover her various expenses, Yoland Dohoué has been selling cheese on a door-to-door basis for the past five years. She gets her supplies in a region of Benin. With a view to satisfying customer demand and raising her turnover and income, Yolande Dohoué is requesting aloan from Alidé together with the other members of the Jesugnon 8 group.

In this group: Yolande Dohoué, Hortense Paul Médédjigbé, Christine Akpoton

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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