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Mahougbe Group
In this Group: Félicité , Elisabeth, Houénougbé, Rébecca Odjo
MAHOUGBE is a group made up of four members who live in the same neighborhood in Benin. The group's representative, Félicité, is 36 years old and married. She is the one raising her hand in the photo.

Félicité and her husband have three children, all in school and their dependents. The couple live with their children and jointly take care of the various expenses associated with raising their family.

Félicité left school in first grade. She has been selling various products (maize and charcoal), from her home for almost fifteen years. She is passionate about her work, which allows her to meet her needs as well as those of her children. She buys her goods in Benin.

Eager to satisfy the needs of her customers, and to increase her capital, Félicité is requesting a second loan, along with the other members of the MAHOUGBE group. Thanks to this loan, the group's members will be able to better meet their customers' expectations and to increase their profits.
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MAHOUGBE est un groupe de quatre personnes, dont les membres résident dans le même quartier au Bénin. La représentante du groupe, Félicité (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 36 ans et est mariée. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Félicité et son mari vivent ensemble avec leurs enfants et assurent ensemble les différentes charges des enfants.Félicité a arrêté l’école au cours primaire. Il y a près de quinze ans que Félicité vend des produits divers (maïs et charbon de bois) à son domicile. Félicité exerce cette activité passionnément, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. Félicité s’approvisionne au Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et en vue d’augmenter son fonds de roulement, Félicité sollicite un deuxième crédit avec les autres membres du groupe MAHOUGBE. 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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahougbe Group's $725 loan helped a member to buy sacks of charcoal and maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013