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Mahuena Group
In this Group: Gaston , Séraphine, M. Virginie
The group called Mahuena is made up of three persons who live in the same district. Gaston (the one who has his hand raised in the photo) is the representative of the group.

Gaston is 51. He is married to Séraphine. The couple have four children, all enrolled in school and in their care. Gaston lives with his wife and children. The couple share in covering household expenses. For this reason Gaston has been selling rechargeable phone cards for 10 years out of his home. He buys his stock from a wholesaler in his area. Wishing to expand his activity, Gaston came together with the other members of the Mahuena group to request a fourth loan from ALIDé. The prior loans have been correctly reimbursed.
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Le groupe MAHUENA est composé de trois personnes, qui résident dans le même quartier. Gaston (celui qui a la main levée sur la photo), est le représente du groupe. Gaston est âgé de 51 ans. Gaston est marié à Séraphine. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés et à sa charge. Gaston vit avec sa femme et ces enfants. Les charges de la famille sont assurées par le couple. C'est pour cette raison que Gaston vend depuis dix des cartes de recharges à son domicile. Gaston s'approvisionne chez les grossiste de sa zone. Dans le but de renforcer son activité, Gaston s’associe avec les autres membres du groupe MAHUENA pour solliciter un quatrième crédit auprès de ALIDé.Les prêts antérieurs 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
  • 491.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahuena Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to buy rechargeable phone cards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2014