A loan of $3,375 helped a member to purchase corn, palm oil and palm wine.

Adoubossou Group's story

Adoubossou is a group of 26 people, the members of which live in the same neighborhood and belong to the same tontine [savings/investment group]. The group's representative, Dannoumè (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 49 years old and is married to a farmer by the name of Lambert.

Dannoumè is the mother of five children, of whom several are in school and one remains in her care. Dannoumè did not attend school. It has been some 20 years that Dannoumè has been in the business of selling corn, palm oil and palm wine from her home. Dannoumè undertakes her business with passion, which allows her to meet her needs and those of her children.

Dannoumè gets her supplies at a market in Benin. In the pursuit of customer satisfaction, Dannoumè is seeking a fifth loan with the other members of the Adoubossou Group. This loan will allow them to better respond to customer demand and to turn more of a profit. The previous loans have been repaid.

In this group: Dannoumè, Tété Pauline, Ahidémè Séraphine, Julienne, Lahissi, Bertille, Suzanne, Suzanne, Kpognikin Delphine, Kègnidé, Séra, Estelle, Justine, Eugénie, Célestine, Pierrette, Christine, Jacqueline, Ahigbé, Rébecca, Félicienne, Dannoume, Joséphine, Agnès, Nonkpé Elisabeth, Marie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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