A loan of $875 helped a member to purchase condiments, corn, and 'gari' to sell.

Wangnin A9 Group's story

"WANGNIN A9" is a group composed of three persons who are friends living in the same district. The group's representative, Cécile (with her hand raised in the photo) is 42 years old. She did not attend school, and she is married to a mason named Noutin. The couple have six children, not all in school but all in their care. Cécile lives with her husband and children. The household expenses are covered by the couple. For this reasons, Cécile has been selling condiments and fish out of her home for sixteen years. Secondarily, she sells corn and 'gari' (cassava flour). She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

With the goal of diversifying her business and earning a loyal customer base, Cécile joined with the other members of the group "WANGNIN A9" to request a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was indeed paid back.

In this group: Cécile, Sikira, Babé
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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