A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy corn.

Fifonsi Gbenondou Group's story

FIFONSI GBENONDOU is a group of seven persons whose members reside in the same district. The group's representative, Eugénie (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 41 years old, a widow, and the mother of five children, all in school. Only one of the children remains in her care.

Eugénie did not attend school. She lives by herself with her child and is alone in ensuring that her different needs are met. For about fifteen years, she has been selling food (polenta served with fish) out of her home. This enables her to support herself. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and aiming to expand her business, Eugénie is requesting a second loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the group FIFONSI GBENONDOU. This loan will serve them in responding better to the demands of their customers and to make more profit. The previous loan was indeed paid back.

In this group: Eugénie, Fidèle, Rose, Nadine Flore, Véronique, Hoévi, Claudette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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