A loan of $1,775 helped a member to purchase sacks of rice, corn, and beans to cook and sell.

Noudehou 1 Group's story

The group NOUDEHOU 1 is composed of thirteen persons who reside in the same district. The group's representative, Denise Hounsi, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. With the goal of boosting business in order to cope better with customer demands, this group is requesting a loan from ALIDé for a second time.

Denise Hounsi did not attend school. She is 63 years old and married to a man named Félicien. The couple have four children, not all in school but all in their care. She and her husband live together with their children and jointly ensure that the diverse family expenses are covered.

To help with diverse family needs, Denise Hounsi has been selling food (rice, beans, corn polenta, served with sauces) for four years out of her home and at a market in Benin. She gets her supplies from a village in Benin.

With the goal of bolstering their business and satisfying their customers further, Denise Hounsi and the other members of the group NOUDEHOU 1 are requesting a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was indeed repaid.

In this group: Denise Hounsi, Aicha, Cica Emilienne, Rosaline, Sognantodé, Pétronille, Pulcherie, Pétronille, Virginie, Ablawa, Rollande Urielle Leger, Philomène, Emilienne
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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