A loan of $500 helped a member to buy maize, rice and condiments.


Gbenondjiou Group's story

The GBENONDJIOU group consists of three women who are friends and belong to the same savings group. It is the third time that this group is requesting financial assistance from ALIDé in order to increase its level of activity.

The group's representative, Viviane Eyitao Kikè is the woman raising her hand in the photo. She is 38 years old, lives in Benin, and she left school at the elementary level. She is married to André, a mechanic. André and Viviane Eyitayo Kikè have three children in their care, all of whom attend school. Viviane Eyitayo Kikè lives with her husband and children. The couple jointly takes care of the various household expenses.

In order to cover the various expenses of her family, Viviane Eyitayo Kikè has been selling food products (tomato sauce with maize paste and rice) for the past six years. Additionally, she also sells school supplies as an itinerant seller. She buys her goods at a market in Benin.

Eager to meet her customers' needs, and in order to increase her turnover and income, Viviane Eyitayo Kikè is requesting a third loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the GBENONDJIOU group. Previous loans have been well repaid.

In this group: Viviane Eyitayo Kikè, Sitiratou Aline, Taïkiatou Modukpè
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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