A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy fabrics.

Mahu Doto Group's story

MAHU DOTO is a group composed of fourteen persons whose members reside in the same district. The group's representative, Berthe (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 49 years old. She is married to a man named Valère. They have four children, all provided with schooling. Two of the children are dependents. Berthe lives together with her husband and children. The couple jointly ensure that the diverse household expenses are covered.

Berthe halted her studies in secondary school. To cope with her different expenses, she has been selling cloth for fourteen years, and shoes secondarily, in her region. She gets her supplies at a market in Benin.

With the goal of expanding her business, so as to be more competitive in the market, Berthe along with the other members of the group MAHU DOTO are requesting a third loan from ALIDé. The first two loans were indeed repaid.

In this group: Berthe, Victoire, Yvette, Emilienne, Antoinette, Dénise, Rébecca, Fransisca, Solange, A Ndréa, Sabine, Cécile, Chantal, Cathérine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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