A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy clothing and cosmetic products.


Mahugnon Group's story

The MAHUGNON group is made up of four people who live in the same district. The leader of the group, named Justine, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. This is the third time that this group has requested financial help through ALIDé in order to grow their businesses. Justine is 30 years old and married to Lambert. The couple has one child, who does not attend school, in their care. Justine lives with her child and husband. Together, the couple meets the various needs of the household. Justine did not attend school. For about eight years, she has been in the business of selling clothing and cosmetic products from her home. Justine gets her supplies at a market in Bénin. Her customers’ demand is growing, and considering her limited means, she is no longer able to meet their demand. In light of this and considering their limited resources, Justine and the other members of the MAHUGNON group are requesting together a third loan through ALIDé. The first two loans have been properly repaid.

In this group: Justine , Firmine, Damienne, Valérie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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