A loan of $1,150 helped a member to purchase bags of charcoal.

Mahoukpeou Group's story

The MAHOUKPEOU group is made up of three people who all live in the same quarter. This is the fourth time that the group has sought financial help from ALIDé, in order to boost their businesses. The group leader, Fatima, has her hand raised in the photograph. She is 46 years old and lives in Benin. She never went to school, and is married to a man called Didier. The couple has five children, all of whom attend school, and only two of whom remain in their care. Fatima lives with her husband and these two children. In order to meet the family's various needs, Fatima has sold charcoal in her quarter for the past 15 years. She sources her goods from the northern part of Benin. In order to satisfy growing customer demand, and to boost revenue, Fatima and the other members of MAHOUKPEOU are seeking a fourth loan from ALIDé. The first three have all been repaid successfully.

In this group: Fatima, Kikè, Toholoussi Hélène

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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