A loan of $875 helped a member to buy an overcasting machine and sewing supplies.

Mahougnon 1 Group's story

The “Matignon 1” group is composed of three individuals who are members of the same trade association. The group’s leader, Hélène (raising her hand in the photo) was born on 1976 and married to a man named Albert. The spouses have three children in their care, two of whom are their own and all of whom are in school. Hélène and her husband live together with their chidlren. Hélène never attended school, but learned the trade of a seamstress. She is passionate about her work, and it also allows her to support herself and her children. As a secondary activity, Hélène buys plastic items and shoes in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin, and resells these goods in her shop. With the goal of meeting customer demand, Hélène, together with her group members, is seeking a loan for the first time. This loan will allow her to better equip her sewingshop by adding a new overcastting machine.

In this group: Hélène , Afiavi, Jacqueline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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