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A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy maize and wheat flour.

Alode'go Group's story

The Alode'go group is made up of nineteen people who live in the same village and belong to the same mutual funds group. This is the first time that this group is seeking financial support from ALIDé, in order to increase their business levels. The group's representative, Henriette, is the one with her hand raised in the picture. Henriette is 41 years old and lives in Benin. She did not go to school. Henriette is married to Pierre. The couple have 6 children, some of whom are going to school and 4 of whom they are raising. Henriette lives with her husband and children. Henriette and her husband both take care of the household expenses. In order to be able to do this, Henriette has been selling maize porridge and wheat flour-based doughnuts in her area for 18 years. As a sideline business, Henriette also sells balls of akassa (a paste made from cassava starch). Henriette gets her supplies in a region of Benin. With a view to satisfying her customers and increasing her sales and revenue, Henriette is requesting, together with the other members of the Alode'go group, a first loan from ALIDé.

In this group: Henriette, Agossi, Briguitte, Mignondé, Ahoussoukpo, Ayéwoumi, Zosi, Sizanne, Adounmè, Eugenie, Sonagnon, Amina, Kpokoutin, Moyiba, Adjihoutou, Agossi, Reine, Adjimon, Totchémè

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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