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Mahoulome Group
In this Group: Félix , Clémentine, Victor
MAHOULOME is a group which consists of three members who live in the same village and get their supplies from the same source.

Félix, the group's representative, is raising his hand in the photo. He is 32 years old and married to a hairdresser named Rachelle. Félix and Rachelle have three children in their care, some of whom attend school. Two of the children are their own children. Félix and his wife live together with their children, and jointly take care of the various expenses associated with raising them.

Félix left school at the elementary level and then learned to become a hairdresser. He has worked in this field for the past fifteen years now. Additionally, he sells shoes through the distribution system. He buys his hairdressing supplies and shoes in Togo.

To ensure his customers' satisfaction, Félix is requesting a fourth loan, along with the other members of the MAHOULOME group. This loan will help them to better meet their customers' expectations and to increase their profits.
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MAHOULOME est un groupe de trois personnes, dont les membres résident dans le même village et s'approvisionnent au même endroit. Le représentant du groupe, Félix (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgé de 32 ans et est marié à une coiffeuse du nom de Rachelle. Le couple a trois enfants à charge, dont certains sont scolarisés. Parmi les trois enfants, deux sont leurs propres enfants. Félix et sa femme vivent ensemble avec leurs enfants et assurent ensemble les différentes charges des enfants. Félix a arrêté l'école au niveau primaire, et a appris ensuite le métier de coiffure. Félix est un coiffeur et exerce cette activité depuis près de quinze ans. De façon secondaire, Félix vend des chaussures par le système de distribution. Félix achète les produits de coiffure et en chaussures au Togo. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle, Félix sollicite un quatrième crédit avec les autres membres du groupe MAHOULOME. Ce crédit leur servira à mieux répondre aux demandes de leur clientèle et à se faire plus de profits.

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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahoulome Group's $1,075 loan helped a member to buy hairdressing supplies (hair clipper etc...) and shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 26, 2013