A loan of $975 helped a member to buy canned food and firewood.


Mahulomin Group's story

MAHULOMIN is a group which consists of three women who live in the same neighborhood. Delphine is the facilitator of the group and she is the woman raising her hand in the photo. She is 36 years old, married to a reseller named Vincent. The couple has 5 children who all attend school and who are all their dependents. Besides their own children, they have another child in their care. Delphine lives with her husband and children. The couple jointly takes care of the various household expenses. Delphine never attended school. In order to cope with her various expenses, Delphine has been selling canned food, drinks and other food products from her home. She also sells firewood from home. She buys her goods at a market in Benin. In order to strengthen her business and to better meet her customers' needs, Delphine is requesting a second loan from ALIDé, together with the other members of the MAHULOMIN group. The first loan granted was well repaid.

In this group: Delphine, Pauline, Micheline
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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