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Mahukpego Group
In this Group: Rébeca , Doutehoue, Amitin, Martine, Hohouto Françoise
The Mahukpego group is made up of 5 people who all live in the same district. The group's representative, Rébeca, has her hand raised in the picture. The is the 5th time that the group is requesting ALIDé's financial help, so that they can raise the level of their business activity.

Rébeca is 49 years old. She is married to a fisherman called Pierre and is the mother of 6 children. None of the children attend school. Of the 6 children, Rébeca and her husband are only responsible for two. The couple both contribute to the household's different needs. Rébeca has been selling fish and prawns from her home and on the street for around 20 years, in order to be able to cover her various expenses. She gets her supplies locally.

Rébeca would like to increase her inventory, so that she can strengthen her business further and is better able to respond to customer demand. To be able to do that, she is requesting a 5th loan from ALIDé, together with the other members of the Mahukpego group. The 4 previous loans were correctly repaid.
Le groupe MAHUKPEGO est formé de cinq personnes qui habitent dans le même quartier. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Rébeca, est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. C’est la cinquième fois que ce groupe sollicite l’appui financier de ALIDé en vue d’élever le niveau de leur activité. Rébeca est âgée de 49 ans. Rébeca est mariée à un pêcheur du nom de Pierre et est mère de six enfants. Aucun des enfants n’est scolarisé. Parmi les enfants, seulement deux sont à la charge de Rébeca et de son mari. Le couple subvient ensemble aux divers besoins du ménage. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Rébeca vend des poissons et des crevettes à son domicile et de façon ambulante depuis une vingtaine d'année. Rébeca s’approvisionne dans son quartier. Dans le souci de renforcer davantage son activité et de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle, Rébeca désire augmenter le stock de ses produits. Pour ce faire, Rébeca sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe MAHUKPEGO, un cinquième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les quatre crédits précédents ont été bien remboursés.

Additional Information

About Alidé

Alidé is a Beninese NGO that works to reduce poverty by offering sustainable access to productive loans like this one in addition to savings, training sessions, and social work to low-income families.

Supporters of this loan should be aware that there is some risk of being repaid late. Because the Beninois Ministry of Finance has imposed restrictions on the amount of money Alidé can send to Kiva, the organization can only send monthly repayments in installments smaller than $13,000. This means that some Kiva lenders may receive their repayments late. However, Alidé remains a healthy institution in good standing with its creditors, and Kiva would like to continue working to support its clients. For more information, please refer to Alidé's partner profile page.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahukpego Group's $1,375 loan helped a member to buy fish and prawns.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013