A loan of $650 helped a member to buy various products.

Akpedji Group's story

The AKPEDJI group is comprised of three friends. This is the third time that the group is asking for financial support from ALIDé in order to grow their business.

Julienne Rufine (with her hand raised in the photo) is the group representative. She is 51 and a widow. While Julienne Rufine barely attended school, she has four children who all go to school. She lives with her children and is the sole provider for their various expenses.

In order to contribute to the needs of her family, Julienne Rufine has been selling various products in a market in Benin for 20 years. She buys her supplies in a market in Benin. This business allows her to meet her needs without great difficulty.

With the goal of the satisfaction of her clients, and in order to grow her sales volume and revenue, Julienne Rufine is asking for a third loan with ALIDé along with the other members of the AKPEDJI group. Their previous loans have been repaid in full.

In this group: Julienne Rufine, Angeline, Adèle Fifamè

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

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