A loan of $675 helped a member to buy corn and gari (manioc flour).

Wangninou 1 Group's story

The group WANGNINOU 1 consists of seventeen members who live in the same town. The leader of this group, named Solange (the one with one hand raised in the photo) is 37 years old. With the goal of raising the level of their business in order to better meet the demands of their clientele, this group is requesting financial suppport from ALIDé for the first time. Solange is married to a farmer named Roger. The couple has five children, of whom certain ones go to school and three are under their care. Solange lives together with her husband and her children. The couple takes care of the household responsibilities together. For ten years, Solange has been in business selling corn and gari (manioc flour) in her region. Solange gets her supplies in a market in Benin. With the goal of strengthening her business and satisfying her clientele, Solange, together with the other members of the WANGNINOU 1 group, is requesting a first loan from ALIDé. Her ambition is to develop her business in order to become a wholesaler.

In this group: Solange, Pélagie, Pauline, Euphrasie, Simone, Honorine, Flora, Baï Nathalie, Sogbossi, Henriette, Julienne, Sévérine, A. Sévérine, Rosine, Mahinou, Emilenne, Agoundansi

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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