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Mahoulome Group
In this Group: Bernadette , Pélagie, Christine
The group MAHOULOME comprises three persons who reside in the same district. The group's representative, Bernadette, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 37 years old and married to a man named Didier. The couple have four children, not all in school but all in their care. Bernadette lives together with her husband and children. The couple share in covering the different household expenses.

To help with the different expenses, Bernadette has been selling grains (corn, rice), canned foods, and condiments out of her home. This business enables her to meet her needs without much problem. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and revenues, Bernadette, along with the other members of the group MAHOULOME, is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé. This loan will enable them to raise their level of business and to grow their customer base and their revenues. The previous loans received were indeed paid back.
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Le groupe MAHOULOME est composé de trois personnes qui résident dans un même quartier. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Bernadette est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Bernadette est âgée de 37 ans et est mariée à un certain Didier. Le couple a quatre enfants dont certains scolarisés et tous à leur charge. Bernadette vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les différentes charges du ménage. Pour contribuer aux différentes charges, Bernadette vend des céréales (maïs, riz), des conserves et des condiments à son domicile. Cette activité lui permet de répondre sans grande difficulté à ses besoins. Bernadette s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Bernadette sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe MAHOULOME, un quatrième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce prêt leur permettra de rehausser le niveau de leur activité et d’accroître leur clientèle et leur revenu. Les crédits précédents ont été bien remboursés.

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
  • 531.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahoulome Group's $500 loan helped a member to buy grains (corn, rice), canned foods, and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013