A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy condiments, vegetable oil and corn.

Houenoussou Group's story

The Houenoussou group is made up of 4 people who live in the same area. This is the 3rd time that this group requests financial support from ALIDé, in order to raise their business level. The group's representative, Angèle, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. She is 34 years old and a widow. She did not get an education. Angèle is the mother of 4 dependent children who all go to school. She lives alone with her children and takes care of her and her children's needs alone.

In order to be able to satisfy her family's different needs, Angèle has been selling food (fermented corn dough served with sauce) and shoes on the streets for 6 years. This business allows her to meet her and her children's needs without too much difficulty. She gets her supplies at a market in Benin. In the quest to satisfy her customers and to increase her turnover and revenue, Angèle is requesting, together with the other members of Houenoussou, a 3rd loan from ALIDé. The first 2 loans have been correctly repaid.

In this group: Angèle, Virginie, Victorine, Colette

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