A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy wheat and vegetable oil.

Ayissogbe Group's story

The AYISSOGBE group is made up of three women who are friends and belong to the same savings group.

The group's representative, Colette, is raising her hand in the photo. She is 33 years old, married to man named Martin, and the mother of five children, all in school and her dependents. Colette never attended school. She and Martin live together with their children and jointly take care of the various needs of the household.

For the past twenty years or so, Colette has been selling "galettes" (flat round cakes made with wheat and vegetable oil) from her home. She buys her supplies in her region and in a town in Benin.

In order to raise the level of her activity, Colette would like to increase her sales quantities. This will allow her to better meet the demand from her customers.

For this reason, Colette is requesting a sixth loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the AYISSOGBE group. Previous loans have been duly repaid.

In this group: Colette, Madeleine, Romaine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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