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Mahukpego 7 Group
In this Group: Gbèhodé , Solange, S. Olivia
The MAHUKPEGO 7 group is made up of three persons, who all live in the same area and trust one another. This is the second time that this group is requesting ALIDé's financial support to raise their activity level. The group's representative, called Gbèhodé, is the woman raising her hand on the picture.
Gbèhodé was born in Benin in 1958, and is married to a farmer named Pascal. The couple has five dependent children, four of which are their own. None of the children go to school, but they live with their parents. Gbèhodé supports her husband by providing for the household's expenses with him, thanks to the revenues from her business. Gbèhodé never went to school. For about forty years, Gbèhodé has been selling the palm oil she produces, which makes it possible for her to provide for her and her children's expenses. As a secondary activity, Gbèhodé sells beverages. She gets her supplies from Benin.
Looking for customer satisfaction and to increase her revenues, Gbèhodé is requesting a loan, together with her group's other members.
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Le groupe MAHUKPEGO 7 est composé de trois personnes qui vivent toutes dans la même concession et se font mutuellement confiance. C'est la deuxième fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de leur activité. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Gbèhodé est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Gbèhodé est née en 1958 au Bénin et est mariée à un cultivateur du nom de Pascal. Le couple a cinq enfants à charge, dont quatre sont les leurs. Aucun enfant n'est scolarisé, mais ils vivent ensemble avec leurs parents. Gbèhodé vient en aide à son mari en assurant avec lui les charges de la maison, grâce au revenu issu de son activité. Gbèhodé n’a jamais fréquenté l’école. Depuis quarante ans environs, Gbèhodé produit de l'huile de palme qu'elle vend, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. De façon secondaire, Gbèhodé vend des boissons. Gbèhodé achète ses matières premières au Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son revenu, Gbèhodé sollicite un crédit, ensemble avec les autres membres de son groupe.

Additional Information

About Alidé

Alidé is a Beninese NGO that works to reduce poverty by offering sustainable access to productive loans like this one in addition to savings, training sessions, and social work to low-income families.

Supporters of this loan should be aware that there is some risk of being repaid late. Because the Beninois Ministry of Finance has imposed restrictions on the amount of money Alidé can send to Kiva, the organization can only send monthly repayments in installments smaller than $13,000. This means that some Kiva lenders may receive their repayments late. However, Alidé remains a healthy institution in good standing with its creditors, and Kiva would like to continue working to support its clients. For more information, please refer to Alidé's partner profile page.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 463.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahukpego 7 Group's $475 loan helped a member to purchase palm nuts and beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2011
Jun 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011