A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy fabrics and local drinks.

Mahoutin Group's story

The MAHOUTIN group is made up of five people who live in the same neighborhood. This is the second time that the group is seeking financial assistance from ALIDé in order to increase their activity. Vidéhou, the group's facilitator, is the woman raising her hand on the photo. Vidéhou is 34 years old and married to a man named Félix. Vidéhou stopped going to school at the secondary level. She lives with her husband and children. Vidéhou and Félix have two children who attend school and whom they financially support. Vidéhou and Félix take care of the various household expenses together. In order to provide for her family, Vidéhou has been selling fabrics and local drinks at her home for three years. Vidéhou buys her merchandise in Benin. In order to satisfy her customers and to increase her turnover and her income, Vidéhou is requesting a second loan, together with the other members of the MAHOUTIN group. The first loan was well repaid.

In this group: Vidéhou, Fifamè Valérie, Fifamè, Philomène, Christine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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