A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy bags of cassava flour and corn.


Ayidohotcheme Group's story

The Ayidohotcheme group has 15 members, who all live in the same town. The group’s representative is called Virginie, and is pictured with her hand raised in the photo. To increase their level of business and better meet their customers’ needs, the group has asked for financial support from Alidé for the first time. Virginie did not go to school. She is 22 years of age and married to a man named Robert. The couple has five children under their care, two of whom are their own children. All of the couple’s children go to school. Virginie and her husband live together with their children, and they both make sure that the family’s various expenses are met. To contribute to meeting these expenses, Virginie has worked for the past five years selling foodstuffs (corn, cassava flour) and palm oil in a market in her region. She gets her supplies from Benin. In order to strengthen their business and better meet their customers’ needs, Virginie and the other members of the Ayidohotcheme group have asked for their first loan from Alidé. Their ambition is to increase their business.

In this group: Virginie, Amina, Angèle, Odile, Pauline, Virginie, Cathérine, Cécile, Séraphine, Viviane, Pauline, Alphonsine, Dénise, Théodora, Clémentine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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