A loan of $675 helped a member to buy bags of maize.


Aloto-Alomin Group's story

ALOTO-ALOMIN is a group of three people whose members belong to the same savings group, and who buy their merchandise at the same place. The group’s representative is Laure, age 46, seen in the photo with her hand raised. Laure is married to a man named Jules. They have three children who go to school. The couple live with their children, and they handle the various household responsibilities together.

Laure never went to school. She started to sell akassa balls (made from maize starch) and fish from her home nearly 17 years ago. She is passionate about her activity, which allows her to support herself. Laure buys her stock locally.

To meet customer demand, she is seeking a 4th loan together with the other members of the group ALOTO-ALOMIN. This loan will help them to meet the needs of their customers and to bolster their profits. Past loans were successfully repaid.

In this group: Laure , Tatiana, Odette

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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