A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy sewing supplies.

Mahudjro 20 Group's story

The group Mahudjro 20 is made up of three people who belong to the same association of artisans. Bernard is the representative of this group, and he is shown in the photo with his hand raised. This is the third time that this group is seeking financial support from Alidé with the aim of growing their businesses.

Bernard is 46 years old and is married to a merchant named Augustine. The couple has five children, some of whom are in school and all of whom are their dependents. Apart from their own children, the couple has two additional children in their care. Bernard has had very little schooling, but learned instead how to sew. For nearly fifteen years Bernard has been running his sewing business from his home, which has allowed him to support his family.

Bernard purchases his sewing supplies in a city of Benin. In order to better meet the demand of his customers, Bernard wants to expand his business. With this in mind, Bernard, along with the other members of the group Mahudjro 20, is seeking a third loan from Alidé.

In this group: Bernard, Salomon, Hounsa Raphael

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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