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Mahuclo Group
In this Group: Clémence Sourou, Rosaline, Sisi Cathérine
MAHUCLO is a group which consists of three people who live in the same neighborhood and belong to the same Church. The group's representative (raising her hand in the photo) is named Clémence Sourou. In order to increase its working capital, this group is requesting a tenth loan from ALIDé.

Clémence Sourou is 37 years old and married to a man named Michel. The couple has five children, all in school and all their dependents. Clémence Sourou never attended school. She lives with her husband and children and takes care of the various household expenses with her husband. To meet her needs and those of her family, she has been selling some paste and cake, and additionally kitchen utensils, for the past fifteen years. Clémence Sourou buys her supplies at a market in Benin and works as an itinerant seller.

This tenth loan will allow the members of this group to increase their level of activity, customer base, and income. Their nine previous loans have been well repaid.
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MAHUCLO est un groupe constitué de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier et qui fréquentent la même église. La représentante du groupe (celle qui a la main levée sur la photo)se nomme Clémence Sourou. Dans le but d’augmenter leur fonds de roulement, ce groupe sollicite pour la dixième fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Clémence Sourou est âgée de 37 ans et est mariée à un certain Michel. Le couple a cinq enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Clémence Sourou n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Clémence Sourou vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants et assure ensemble avec son mari les diverses charges de la maison. Pour satisfaire ses besoins et ceux de sa famille, Clémence Sourou vend de la bouillie accompagnée du gâteau et de façon secondaire des ustensiles de cuisine de manière ambulante depuis quinze ans. Clémence Sourou s’approvisionne dans un marché du Benin. Ce dixième prêt leur permettra de rehausser le niveau de leur activité et d’accroître leur clientèle et leur revenu. Les neuf prêts consentis antérieurement 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
  • 497.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahuclo Group's $1,150 loan helped a member to buy maize, flour and groundnut oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 9, 2013