A loan of $675 helped a member to buy corn, condiments, and lagoon sand.

Mahodo Group's story

The group MAHODO is composed of three persons who live in the same district and who belong to the same tontine. The group's representative, Tété Denise, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 37 years old and lives in Benin. She did not attend school. She is married to a man named Boniface. The couple have six children, all in school and in their care. In addition to their children, the couple have another child to support.

To make sure the diverse household expenses are covered, Tété Denise has been selling food (corn polenta served with sauce) for ten years. Secondarily, she sells lagoon sand at a market in Benin. She gets her supplies from a region in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and revenues, Tété Denise is requesting, along with the other members of the group MAHODO, a fifth loan from ALIDé. The loans received previously were indeed paid back.

In this group: Tété Denise, Ayaba Colette, Matilde

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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