A loan of $275 helped a member to buy second-hand clothing and apples.


Nonvignon Group's story

Nonvignon group is made up of three people who live in the same district in Benin. The representative of the group, whose name is Edwige, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. It is the first time that this group has requested financial aid from Alidé, with a view to increasing their business volume. Edwige is 30 years old and married to a man named Achille. The couple has three children, who are all at school and supported by them. Edwige lives with her husband and children, and the couple cover the various household expenses between them. Edwige did not attend school and for the past eight years she has been selling second-hand clothing and apples; this enables her to provide for her family's needs without too much difficulty. In order to satisfy customer demand more easily, Edwige would like to boost her stock and increase her business volume. To do this, she is, together with the other members of the Nonvignon group, requesting a first loan from Alidé.

In this group: Edwige, Elisabeth, Geneviève
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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