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Mahuena Sourou Group
In this Group: Sidonie, Cica Nina Rachelle, Rufine Hounzangbé, Ramatou, Abla Hélène, Emilienne, Akueley Antoinette, Nafissatou, Remylokou Martine Christine, Ablah Marie, Emilie, Florentine, Salimatou Olaïtan, Mamatou, Adjaratou, Elisabeth, Anasthasie, Jeanne
MAHUENA SOUROU is a group of 18 people who all live in the same neighborhood.

Emilienne (who is raising her hand in the photo) is the group's representative. She is 57 years old. Emilienne is married to a man named Désiré. The couple has one child, who has received schooling and lives in their care. Emilienne lives with her husband and child. The couple covers the various household expenses together. Emilienne did not go to school.

To cover her various expenses, Emilienne has been selling condiments and rice at a market in Benin for about 15 years now. She stocks up in Benin.

Striving to grow her business in order to become more competitive on the market, Emilienne, along with the other members of MAHUENA SOUROU, is seeking a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was correctly repaid.
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MAHUENA SOUROU est un groupement composé de dix huit personnes, et dont les membres résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupement, Emilienne (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 57 ans. Emilienne est mariée à un certain Désiré. Le couple a un enfant, qui est scolarisé et à leur charge. Emilienne vit ensemble avec son mari et son enfant. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges de la maison. Emilienne n'a pas fréquenté l’école. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Emilienne vend depuis une quinzaine d'année, des condiments et du riz dans un marché du Bénin. Emilienne s’approvisionne au Bénin. Dans le but d’agrandir son activité pour être plus compétitive sur le marché, Emilienne sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupement MAHUENA SOUROU, un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Le premier crédit a été bien remboursé.

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
  • 499.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahuena Sourou Group's $2,600 loan helped a member to buy condiments and bags of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012