A loan of $550 helped a member to buy sacks of maize and cassava flour.

Mahougnon Group's story

The MAHOUGNON group consists of three women who live in the same neighborhood. The group's representative, Marie, is the woman raising her hand in the photo. It is the fourth time that this group is requesting financial assistance from ALIDé in order to increase its level of activity.

Marie is married to a carpenter named Robert. Marie and Robert have three children, whom they financially support. Some of their children attend school. Marie lives with her husband and children and takes care of the various household expenses with her husband. She has never attended school.

Marie sells food products (maize, cassava flour etc.) in her shop.

Eager to better meet her customers' needs and to boost her income, Marie would like to increase her stock of products. To this end, she is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the MAHOUGNON group. Previous loans have been well repaid.

In this group: Marie, Facame Sylvie, Martiale

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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