A loan of $900 helped a member to buy fabric, perfume and jewelry.


Mahutin 18 Group's story

The Mahutin 18 group consists of three people who live in the same region and belong to the same tontine group. The representative of this group, named Rafiatou, is the one whose hand is raised on the photo. This is the second time that this group is requesting financial support from ALIDé in order to raise the level of their business. Rafiatou is 39 years old. Rafiatou is married to a certain Grégoire and has four children, of whom some go to school. Rafiatou lives together with her husband and children and takes care of the diverse family responsibilities with her husband. Rafiatou stopped school at the secondary level. For around ten years, Rafiatou has been managing the resale of fabric and jewelry and perfume as a business. Rafiatou buys her products in Bénin, and resells them as a street vendor. With the goal of increasing the stock of her products and better responding to the demands of her clientèle, Rafiatou wants to obtain a second loan together with the other members of the Mahutin 18 group. The first loan was well repaid.

In this group: Rafiatou, Félicienne , Emilienne
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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