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Mahoutondji Group
In this Group: Cécile, Alice, Clémence, Rosine, Virginie, Honorine, Lucienne, Solange, H. Léonie, Françoise, Christine
The MAHOUTONDJI group has 11 members, who all live in the same neighborhood. This is the first time that this group has requested the financial support of Alidé. They have done so to increase their business.

The group’s representative is called Cécile, and is pictured with her hand raised in the photo. She is 30 years of age and married to a builder called Urbain. Cécile is the mother of a child who is at school and under her care. She lives with her child and husband, and the household expenses are covered by the couple.

To cover these expenses, Cécile works selling plastic items and food (rice with sauce) in a market in Benin. She gets her supplies in Benin. In order to satisfy her customers and increase her sales and income, Cécile, along with the other members of the MAHOUTONDJI group, has requested her first loan from Alidé.
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Le groupement MAHOUTONDJI est composé de onze personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. C'est la première fois que ce groupement sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de leur activité. La représentante de ce groupement, du nom de Cécile est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Cécile est âgée de 30 ans et est mariée à un maçon du nom de Urbain. Cécile est mère d'un enfant qui est scolarisé et à sa charge. Cécile vit ensemble avec son enfant et son mari. Les diverses charges de la maison sont assurées par le couple. Pour y parvenir, Cécile mène comme activité, la vente de plastiques et de la nourriture (riz accompagné de sauce) dans un marché du Bénin. Cécile s’approvisionne au Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaire et son revenu, Cécile sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupement MAHOUTONDJI, un premier crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 519.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahoutondji Group's $1,125 loan helped a member to buy seasonings, rice and plastic items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013