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Mahoudjro 1 Group
In this Group: Djima Marthe, Pascaline, Célestine
The group MAHOUDJRO 1 consists of three members who are friends and live in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative is Djima Marthe, seen with her hand raised in the photo.

Djima Marthe, age 44, is married to a man named Paul, and the couple have five dependent children, some of whom go to school. They support another child in addition to their own children. Djima Marthe and her husband live together with their children, and the couple handle the various household responsibilities together. To that end, Djima Marthe sells a bean dish from her home. This activity allows her to support herself fairly easily. She buys her supplies at a market in Benin.

To achieve customer satisfaction and to bolster her sales and revenue, Djima Marthe is seeking a third loan from ALIDé together with the other members of the group MAHOUDJRO 1. This credit will help them to strengthen their activities, expand their customer base and increase their revenue. Both past loans were successfully repaid.
Le groupe MAHOUDJRO 1 est composé de trois personnes qui sont des amies résidant dans un même quartier. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Djima Marthe est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Djima Marthe est âgée de 44 ans et est mariée à un certain Paul. Le couple a cinq enfants dont certains scolarisés et tous à leur charge. En plus de leurs enfants, le couple a un autre enfant à charge. Djima Marthe vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les différentes charges du ménage. Pour contribuer aux différentes charges, Djima Marthe vend de la nourriture (haricot préparé) à son domicile. Cette activité lui permet de répondre sans grande difficulté à ses besoins. Djima Marthe s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Djima Marthe sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe MAHOUDJRO 1, un troisième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce prêt leur permettra de rehausser le niveau de leur activité et d’accroître leur clientèle et leur revenu. Les crédits précédents 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
  • 530.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahoudjro 1 Group's $475 loan helped a member to buy beans, palm oil, and groundnut oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013