A loan of $1,050 helped a member to purchase beads and plaiting tools.

Nounagnon Group's story

The Nounagnon group is made up of three people who live in the same neighbourhood. The leader of the group, who is called Virginie, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. This is the fourth time that the group requests financial support from ALIDé in order to raise the standard of their activity. Married to one Samson, Virginie is 38. She has five children all of whom attend school at her expense. The couple lives together and shares the various household expenses. Virginie did not go to school. For about fifteen years, Virginie has been selling beads in her neighbourhood; this enables her to cover her needs without too much difficulty. On a secondary basis, Virginie sells plaits. She buys her stock in a town in Benin. Hoping to better satisfy her clients, Virginie wishes to reinforce and diversify her activity. With this in view, together with the other members of the Nounagnon group, she requests a fourth loan from ALIDé. The previous loans were repaid correctly.

In this group: Virginie, Elise, Colette

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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