A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy condiments and bags of rice.

Mahuena Sourou Group's story

MAHUENA SOUROU is a group of 18 people who all live in the same neighborhood.

Emilienne (who is raising her hand in the photo) is the group's representative. She is 57 years old. Emilienne is married to a man named Désiré. The couple has one child, who has received schooling and lives in their care. Emilienne lives with her husband and child. The couple covers the various household expenses together. Emilienne did not go to school.

To cover her various expenses, Emilienne has been selling condiments and rice at a market in Benin for about 15 years now. She stocks up in Benin.

Striving to grow her business in order to become more competitive on the market, Emilienne, along with the other members of MAHUENA SOUROU, is seeking a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was correctly repaid.

In this group: Sidonie, Cica Nina Rachelle, Rufine Hounzangbé, Ramatou, Abla Hélène, Emilienne, Akueley Antoinette, Nafissatou, Remylokou Martine Christine, Ablah Marie, Emilie, Florentine, Salimatou Olaïtan, Mamatou, Adjaratou, Elisabeth, Anasthasie, Jeanne

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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