A loan of $425 helped a member to buy various items (candies, cookies, etc.).


Mahutin Davatin Group's story

The MAHUTIN DAVATIN group is made up of three persons who all live in the same locality in Benin. The representative of the group, Alexandrine, is the one raising her hand in the photo. This is the first time that this group has requested a loan from ALIDé with the intention of boosting their businesses.

Alexandrine is married to a fisherman named Abraham. The couple have five children; they are no longer responsible for two of them. Some of the children are enrolled in school.

Alexandrine has lived in a small town in Benin with her children and her husband for five years. The couple share in supporting their family. For about four years, Alexandrine has been selling various items (cookies, candies, etc.) and secondarily « Agbéli » (a local dish made of maize) in Sèmè. She buys her supplies in Cotonou. Wishing to expand her inventory and better meet the demand of her clientele, Alexandrine wishes to obtain another loan together with the members of her group.

In this group: Alexandrine, Cécile, Julienne
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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