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Djidemi Group's story

The DJIDEMI group is comprised of five people who live in the same neighborhood. The group representative, Pépi, is the one with her hand raised in the photo.

Pépi is 52 and lives in Benin. Pépi did not attend school. Pépi is a widow with six children who all go to school. Only one child is still under her supervision. Pépi lives with this dependent child and takes care of this child’s various needs.

In order to do this, Pépi has been selling cashew nuts for 20 or so years through the distribution system.

Pépi buys her supplies in a market in Benin. With the goal of satisfying her clients and in order to grow her sales and revenues, Pépi, along with the other members of the DJIDEMI group, is asking for a second loan with ALIDé.

In this group: Pépi , Mauricianne, Sidonie, Léa, Léa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin



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