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Mahu Doto Group
In this Group: Berthe, Victoire, Yvette, Emilienne, Antoinette, Dénise, Rébecca, Fransisca, Solange, A Ndréa, Sabine, Cécile, Chantal, Cathérine
MAHU DOTO is a group composed of fourteen persons whose members reside in the same district. The group's representative, Berthe (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 49 years old. She is married to a man named Valère. They have four children, all provided with schooling. Two of the children are dependents. Berthe lives together with her husband and children. The couple jointly ensure that the diverse household expenses are covered.

Berthe halted her studies in secondary school. To cope with her different expenses, she has been selling cloth for fourteen years, and shoes secondarily, in her region. She gets her supplies at a market in Benin.

With the goal of expanding her business, so as to be more competitive in the market, Berthe along with the other members of the group MAHU DOTO are requesting a third loan from ALIDé. The first two loans were indeed repaid.
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MAHU DOTO est un groupement composé de quatorze personnes, et dont les membres résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupement, Berthe (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 49 ans. Berthe est mariée à un certain Valère. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés, dont deux à leur charge. Berthe vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges de la maison. Berthe a arrêté l’école au niveau secondaire. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Berthe vend depuis quatorze ans, des tissus et des chaussures de façon secondaire dans sa région. Berthe s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans le but d’agrandir son activité pour être plus compétitif sur le marché, Berthe sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupement MAHU DOTO, un troisième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les deux premiers crédits ont été bien remboursés.

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
  • 499.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahu Doto Group's $1,975 loan helped a member to buy fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012