A loan of $675 helped a member to buy hair extensions and beauty products.


Mahuna Group's story

MAHUNA Group is made up of three women who live in the same area. The group's representative, named Clarisse, is the one raising her hand in the photograph.

She's 32 years old and married to one Jean Marie. The couple has four children whom they have to support. Some of them attend school.

In addition to their own children, Clarisse and her husband have another child to support. The couple provides for the household together.

Clarisse never attended school, but got trained in hairdressing, a business she's been running for four years and which enables her to provide for herself.

In parallel, Clarisse sells hair extensions and beauty products in her workshop located in her neighborhood. She purchases her supplies in a market in Benin.

This is the third time that Clarisse and the other members of the MAHUNA Group are seeking a loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé. This loan will enable them to bolster their businesses in order to better meet customer demand.

Previous loans were repaid without problems.

In this group: Clarisse, S. Germaine, Agath

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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