A loan of $475 helped a member to buy packages of "pure water".


Titonangba Group's story

The Titonangba group is made up of two people who live in the same neighborhood. The representative of this group, whose name is Rafatou, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. It is the third time that this group has requested financial aid from Alidé, with a view to increasing their business volume. Rafatou is 60 years old, a widow and mother to five children who have not been educated. None of the children are any longer supported by Rafatou. She lives alone and provides for her own needs. Rafatou did not go to school and, in order to provide for needs, has been selling packages of "pure water" from her home for the past 30 years or so. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin. In order to boost her business and respond better to customer demand, Rafatou wants to increase her stock. To do this she is, together with the second member of the Titonangba group, requesting a third loan from Alidé.

In this group: Rafatou, Roukayatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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