A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy school supplies and various other goods (charcoal etc...).

Mahugnon Group's story

MAHUGNON is a group made up of three members who belong to the same savings group.

The group's representative, Joséphine, is the one raising her hand in the photo. She is a 55-year-old widow with nine children. Some of her children are in school and two are still her dependents. She lives alone with the two children who are still in her care and she manages to meet their needs as well as her own, alone.

Joséphine never attended school. For the past ten years or so, she has been selling various goods (charcoal etc.) as well as school supplies, from her home. She is passionate about her work, which allows her to meet her needs as well as those of her children. She buys her goods at a market located in Benin.

To ensure the satisfaction of her customers and in order to boost her turnover, Joséphine is requesting a seventh loan, along with the other members of the MAHUGNON group. This loan will help them to better meet their customers' expectations and to increase their profits.

In this group: Joséphine, Alphonsine Dégbé, Eliane

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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