A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy fabrics and kitchen utensils.


Wangninan Group's story

The WANGNINAN group comprises three people who are friends, and who belong to the same cooperative group. The group representative, whose name is Médédodé Florentine, has her hand raised in the photo. This is the fifth time the group is seeking the financial assistance of ALIDé in order to grow their business. Médédodé Florentine is 39 years old and is married to a man named Clément. They have four children, some of whom attend school; three of them are still living at home. Médédodé Florentine did not have much schooling. For about ten years now, Médédodé Florentine had sold fabrics and kitchen utensils (plates, bowls) via a system of distribution. This allows her to meet the family's needs without too much difficulty. Médédodé Florentine purchases her stock in a town in Bénin. With the goal of better meeting the needs of her customers, Médédodé Florentine is seeking to increase her level of goods in stock, and to grow her business. In order to do this, Médédodé Florentine is requesting - together with the other members of the WANGNINAN group, a fifth loan with ALIDé. The previous loans have all been repaid.

In this group: Médédodé Florentine, Dossi Elisabeth, Isaac Adandé
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton



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