A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy iceboxes and kitchen utensils.

Mahugnon Group's story

The MAHUGNON group is made up of three members who live in the same house. The group's representative, Marcelline, is the woman raising her hand in the photo.

It is the third time that this group is requesting financial assistance from ALIDé in order to increase the level of its activity.

Marcelline is 64 years old and married to a man named Elias. Marcelline and Elias have eight children, none of whom are currently attending school. Marcelline lives with her husband and children. The couple jointly takes care of the household's various needs.

Marcelline never went to school. For the past ten years or so, she has been selling iceboxes and kitchen utensils at a market in Benin, an activity which allows her to meet her family's needs without much difficulty.

As she would like to better meet her customers' needs, Marcelline is hoping to strengthen and diversify her activity. In order to do so, she is requesting a third loan from ALIDé, along with the other members of the MAHUGNON group. The group's first two loans were duly repaid.

In this group: Marcelline, Grâce, Lucienne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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