A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy corn for growing.

Gf Mahukpego Group's story

The GF Mahukpego group is made up of four people who live in the same village and they operate a revolving finance system know as a "tontine", whereby each member contributes periodically an agreed amount and this is passed on in rotation to the different members of the group. It is the fourth time that this group has requested financial aid from Alidé, with a view to increasing their business volume. The representative of the group, whose name is Victorine, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. Victorine is 46 years old and lives in Benin. She did not attend school. She is married to a farmer named Marc. The couple has six children, some of whom are at school and four of whom are dependents. Victorine lives with her husband and children. In order to cover the family's various expenses, she has been growing rice in her region for the past 15 years. As a secondary activity, she sells sweetened drinks in a town in Benin. With a view to satisfying customer demand while also increasing her turnover and income, Victorine is, together with the other members of the GF Mahukpego group, requesting a fourth loan from Alidé. The first three loans were all repaid in full.

In this group: Victorine, Bernice, Julie, Rosaline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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