A loan of $750 helped a member to buy charcoal and palm wine.

Mahutin 2 Group's story

The MAHUTIN 2 group is made up of three people who are friends living in the same neighbourhood in Benin. The representative of the group, who is named Marie Kottin, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. This is the sixth time that the group requests financial support from ALIDé in order to enhance their activity. Marie Kottin is 59 years old and married to a certain Idelphonse. The couple has four children some of whom attend school at their expense. Marie Kottin and her husband live together with their children and share the various family expenses. Marie Kottin did not go to school. For about 20 years she has been selling charcoal and wine from her home. Marie Kottin buys her products from resellers. This business enables her to meet her family's needs without too much difficulty. Her customers' needs are becoming increasingly large and in view of her limited means, Marie Kottin can no longer satisfy the demand. Due to this situation and because they have limited resources, Marie Kottin and the other members of the MAHUTIN 2 group, request a loan from ALIDé. The five previous loans were correctly repaid.

In this group: Marie Kottin, Bernadette, Béïkon

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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