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Mawuwetin Group
In this Group: Nouratou, Rose Baï, Koubouratou
The MAWUWETIN group is composed of three people who live in the same neighborhood. This is the group’s first time seeking financial assistance from ALIDé to bolster their activities. The representative of the group is Nouratou, seen with her hand raised in the photo.

Nouratou is 33 years old. She never attended school. She is married to a customs officer named Soulemane, and they have two dependent children who both go to school. Nouratou lives with her husband and children, and the couple provide together for the family’s needs.

In order to help with the various household expenses, Nouratou started selling plastic ware in a market of Benin five years ago. She also sells onions as a secondary activity. She buys her stock in Togo.

Eager to meet her customers’ needs and to increase her sales and revenue, Nouratou is seeking a first loan from ALIDé together with the other members of the MAWUWETIN group.
Le groupe MAWUWETIN est composé de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. C'est la première fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de son activité. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Nouratou est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Nouratou est âgée de 33 ans. Nouratou n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Nouratou est mariée à un déclarant en douane du nom de Soulemane. Le couple a deux enfants tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Nouratou vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les charges de la famille. Afin de contribuer aux diverses charges de la famille, Nouratou vend depuis cinq ans, divers articles en plastiques dans un marché du Bénin. Parallèlement à cette activité, Nouratou vend des oignons. Nouratou s’approvisionne dans au Togo. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Nouratou sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe MAWUWETIN, un premier crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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
  • 486.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mawuwetin Group's $475 loan helped a member to buy onions and plastic items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012