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Mawunan 1 Group
In this Group: Nadège, Philomène, Paulette, Viviane
MAWUNAN 1 is a group made up of four members who are friends.

The group's representative, Nadège, is the one raising her hand in the photo. It is the second time that this group is requesting financial assistance from ALIDé in order to increase the level of its activity.

Married to a man named François, Nadège is 30 years old and the mother of three children, all in school and her dependents. Husband and wife live together with their children and share the various household expenses.

Nadège never attended school. For the past few years, she has been selling paste (made from maize), served with fritters. She works as an itinerant seller, and this activity allows her to meet her needs without much difficulty. She buys her supplies from a town located in Benin.

To ensure the satisfaction of her customers, Nadège would like to strengthen and diversify her business. To this end, she is requesting a second loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the MAWUNAN 1 group.

The previous loan was well repaid.
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Le groupe MAWUNAN 1 est formé de quatre personnes qui sont des amies. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Nadège, est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. C’est la deuxième fois que ce groupe sollicite l’appui financier de ALIDé en vue d’élever le niveau de leur activité. Mariée à un certain François, Nadège est âgée de 30 ans. Nadège est mère de trois enfants tous scolarisés et à sa charge. Le couple vit ensemble avec les enfants et assure ensemble, les diverses charges de la maison. Nadège n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Il y a quelques années que Nadège exerce comme activité, la vente de bouillie (faite à base du maïs) accompagné des beignets de façon ambulante ; ce qui lui permet de répondre sans grande difficulté à ses besoins. Nadège s’approvisionne dans une ville du Bénin. Dans le souci de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle, Nadège désire renforcer et diversifier son activité. Pour ce faire, Nadège sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe MAWUNAN 1, un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Le prêt antérieur 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
  • 509.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mawunan 1 Group's $575 loan helped a member to buy sacks of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 9, 2013