A loan of $975 helped a member buy corn to make Akassa paste.

Laure's Group's story

This group consists of three women who became acquainted by participating in the same tontine (rotating loan association). They have already been granted four previous loans from ALIDé, all of which were repaid without any problems.

Laure, the representative of the group, is 47 years old and is married with Jules, who is a mason. Together they had three children, some of whom are still in school.

For nearly 10 years she has been buying corn from the village market to make Akassa (thick cornmeal porridge) she sells from her home.

With this new loan she hopes to develop her business by buying more supplies. She plans to use the profits generated to buy her own plot of land.

In this group: Laure, Odette, Tatiana

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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