A loan of $450 helped a member to purchase fish, condiments, and corn.

Nonvignon Group's story

The Nonvignon group is made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood of Benin. The leader of the group, named Ablavi Félicia, is the one with her hand raised in the photo.

This is the second time that this group is requesting financial support from ALIDé in order to raise the level of their business. Ablavi Félicia is 46 years old and married to Anatole. The couple has three children, all of whom attend school and are their dependents. The couple lives together with their children and they jointly provide for the various needs of the family.

Ablavi Félicia did not receive very much schooling. It has been almost 30 years that she has conducted her business, selling fish and dough (made from a base of corn starch) in her neighborhood. This allows her to meet the needs of her family without much difficulty.

In order to help meet the requirements of her customers, Ablavi Félicia wants to strengthen and diversify her business. In order to do this, she is requesting, together with the other members of the Nonvignon group, a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was fully repaid.

In this group: Ablavi Félicia, Aimée Romualde, Aline Isabelle
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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