A loan of $600 helped a member to buy charcoal and a variety of foodstuffs.


Sidonie's Group's story

This group consists of three people who live in the same neighborhood. The representative of the group, named Sidonie (the one who has her hand raised in the photo) is 47 years old and went to school until the secondary level. Sidonie is married to a refrigeration engineer named Alexis. The couple has four children, all in school and under their care. Sidonie lives with her husband and her children. The couple takes care of the diverse family responsibilities. To do this, Sidonie has been selling charcoal and a variety of foodstuffs from home for twelve years. Sidonie gets her supplies at a market in Bénin. With the goal of strengthening her business, Sidonie, together with the members of her group, is requesting a second loan from ALIDé. The previous loan was well repaid.

In this group: Sidonie , Bernadette Assiba, Pascaline
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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