A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy plastic items and condiments.


Hontongnon Group's story

Hontongnon is a group composed of 8 people whose members live in the same district. The group's representative, Edith Baï (whose hand is raised in the picture), is 44 years old and married to Hyacinthe. The couple have 3 dependent children, who all go to school. Edith Baï went to school but left at primary level. She lives together with her children and husband, and she and her husband both take care of the various household responsibilities. Edith Baï has been selling plastics products and food from her home and on the street for nearly 20 years. She gets her supplies at a market in Benin. This is the second time that Edith Baï and the other members of the Hontongnon group request financial support from ALIDé, with a view to strengthening their working capital and their businesses, so that they are better able to respond to the demands of their clientèle. The previous loan has been properly repaid.

In this group: Edith Baï, Odile Ayaba, Clarisse, Josiane, Denise, Eugénie, Sènakpon Eulodie, Akoua Yvette
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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