A loan of $1,450 helped a member to buy boxes of soap, fabric, bags and school supplies.


Mahuena Sourou A Group's story

Mahuena Sourou A is a group of five individuals living in the same neighborhood of Benin. The group’s representative, Henriette Caritas Bai (the one raising her hand in the photo) is 50 years old and a window. Henriette Caritas Bai has two children, who are self-supporting. She lives alone and provides for herself. Henriette Caritas Bai has had very little formal schooling. For about 15 years, Henriette Carita Bai has been selling miscellaneous items (soap, bags, fabric, school supplies, etc) through a distribution system, which allows her to support herself. She stocks up in a town of Benin. With the goal of customer satisfaction, Henriette Caritas Bai, along with the other members of the Mahuena Sourou A group, is seeking a fourth loan. This loan will allow the group members to better meet demand and increase their profits.

In this group: Henriette Caritas Baï, Gaston, Mondoukpè Virginie, Séraphine, Hadjara
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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