A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy wheat flour and sugar.

Yelian Group's story

YELIAN is a group made up of nine members who live in the same neighborhood and whose president (the one with her hand raised in the photo) is named Sophie Egnonkè. With the goal of growing their working capital, this group is requesting a loan from ALIDé.

Sophie Egnonkè did not attend school. She is 42 and married to Lucien. The couple have four children of whom one is still living under their roof. Sophie Egnonkè lives together with her child and her husband and does her share, together with her husband, to cover their household expenses. So as to ensure the well-being of the child who is still under their care, Sophie Egnonkè sells porridge (made with wheat flour) out of her home.

Sophie Egnonkè buys her supplies in a Bénin marketplace. This is the third time that Sophie Egnonkè and her group called YELIAN are requesting a loan from ALIDé. This loan will certainly permit Sophie Egnonkè and the other members of her group to expand their businesses by adding to their stock of merchandise and growing their clientele and their income. Their first two loans have been correctly reimbursed.

In this group: Sophie Egnonkè, Elisabeth, Jima, Bernadette, Appolinaire, Jeanne Béatrice, Jeanne, Dossi Jeanne, Chantal

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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