A loan of $725 helped a member to buy tailoring supplies and firewood.


Ayidote 7 Group's story

The AYIDOTE 7 group is composed of three people who reside in the same neighbourhood in Benin. The representative of the group, named Germaine Akoua Kpèssoussi, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. Germaine Akoua Kpèssoussi is married to a cook named Samuel. The couple has six children, some of whom attend school and all of whom are dependent. The couple lives together with their children and share the family expenses. Germaine Akoua Kpèssoussi did not go to school. For about twenty years she has been running a sewing business from her home; this enables her to provide for her family's needs without too much difficulty. In addition to this business, Germaine Akoua Kpèssoussi sells firewood and tailoring supplies. With the objective of better satisfying her clients' demands, Germaine Akoua Kpèssoussi wishes to reinforce and diversify her activity. To achieve this, with the other members of the AYIDOTE 7 group, Germaine Akoua Kpèssoussi requests a loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Germaine Akoua Kpèssoussi, Appoline, Akominassi Jeanette

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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