A loan of $850 helped a member to purchase iron.


Alowanou Group's story

The Alowanou group is made up of three friends who run similar businesses and buy their stock from the same place. The representative of the group, Sègbégnon Christophe is the one pictured in the photo with his hand raised. Sègbégnon Christophe is 48 years old and is married to a hair stylist named Sourou. The couple has eight children, some of whom are in school. Sègbégnon Christophe never attended school himself. Sègbégnon Christophe lives together with his wife and children. Both he and his wife work to assure the needs of their household.

In order to provide for his various expenses, Sègbégnon Christophe practices blacksmithing out of his home. He has been practicing this craft for twenty years. He buys his stock in his locale, as well as a city in Benin.

In the hopes of better satisfying his clientele, as well as improving his turnover and profits, Sègbégnon Christophe is asking for a fourth loan by way of ALIDé along with the other members of the Alowanou group. This loan will be used to grow their inventories and to boost their clientele. The previously issued loans were properly repaid.

In this group: Sègbégnon Christophe Philippe, Baba Victor, Yémalin Victorin

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Mszanski



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