A loan of $600 helped a member to buy sacks of corn.


Ahissou-Ve Group's story

AHISSOU-VE Group is made up of six people who live in the same neighborhood. The group's representative, named Agnès, is 57 years old. She's the one raising her hand in the photograph.

Agnès is a widow. She has four children, and some of them go to school. One of them is still in her care. Agnès takes care of the various household expenses on her own.

She never attend school. For 21 years, she's been selling akassa (a corn-based paste) at her home and through the distribution system, a business that enables her to provide for her family without too much difficulty.

Eager to better satisfy her customers, she wants to bolster her business. In order to do so, Agnès and the other members of AHISSOU-VE Group are seeking their first loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé.

In this group: Agnès, Pélagie, M. Thèrèse, Armande M., Flora Cécile, Vicencia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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