A loan of $625 helped a member to buy fish and corn.


Aïdote Group's story

Aïdote is a group composed of 3 people whose members lives in the same town in Benin. The group's representative, Célestine (whose hand is raised in the picture), is 58 years old and married to Jean. The couple have 8 dependent children, all of whom attend, or have attended, school. Célestine and her husband live together with their children and both take care of the various household expenses.

Célestine did not go to school. She has been selling paste balls (made from corn starch) and fried fish via the distribution channel for nearly 12 years. Célestine works with passion, which enables her to meet her needs and those of her children. She gets her supplies in her region. In the pursuit of customer satisfaction, Célestine is requesting a 4th loan, together with the other members of the Aïdote group. This loan will be used to better respond to the demands of their clientèle and to earn more profits. The previous loans have been properly repaid.

In this group: Célestine , Rosaline, Blandine
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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