A loan of $400 helped a member to buy manioc flour, peanut cookies, peanuts and bread.

Mahuwanu Group's story

Mahuwanu is a group of five individuals living in the same house. The group’s representative, Yaotcha (the one raising her hand in the photo) is 32 years old. Her husband’s name is Jeorges. They have six children, some of whom are in school and all of whom are in their care. Yaotcha never attended school. For almost 10 years, Yaotcha has been selling manioc [cassava] flour, peanut cookies and bread out of her home. Yaotcha is dedicated to her work, which permits her to provide for herself and her children. Yaotcha stocks up at one of the Benin markets. With the goal of meeting customer demand, Yaotcha, along with the other members of the Mahuwanu group, is seeking her first loan. This loan will allow the group members to better meet customer demand and increase their revenues.

In this group: Yaotcha, Ayaba Gisele, Henriette, Pélagie, Lydia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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