A loan of $325 helped a member to buy corn and coal.


Midokpo Group's story

These three neighbors, who have know each other for more than twenty years, have joined together in order to seek their first loan through Alide. The representative of the group, Florence (whose hand is raised in the photo) is 50 years old and has one child with [a man named] Rigobert. She is now divorced, and has to take care of three people [by herself]; two members of her family are also under her care.

To be able to take care of everyone, Florence, who has never went to school, is a traveling merchant. Regularly, she procures corn and coal in a town market and then travels around the town to resell them.

With this loan, she hopes to develop her business by buying more goods so she can better meet the needs of her family.

In this group: Florence, Elizabeth, Sékételi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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