A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy various goods (canned foods, soaps, sacks of rice).

Mive Mawou Group's story

The group MIVE MAWOU is composed of thirteen persons who belong to the same “tontine”. This is the second time this group has requested financial aid from ALIDé to boost its businesses. The group’s representative, Marguerite, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 34 years old and married to a fisherman by the name of Pierre. She is the mother of four children, all in school, but only one of the children remains in her care.

Marguerite lives together with her husband. The various household expenses are covered by the couple. To do so, Marguerite runs a business selling a variety of goods (rice, canned foods, soaps) out of her home. She has been doing this work for about ten years and gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and her revenues, Marguerite, along with the other members of the group MIVE MAWOU, is requesting a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was indeed repaid.

In this group: Marguerite, Emilienne, Pierrette, Colette, Victorine, Denise, Mariette, Hounsi, Pauline, Christine, Jacqueline, Marie, Victorine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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