A loan of $975 helped a member to buy food, canned goods, candy, and cookies.


Miblononvi Group's story

MIBLONONVI is a group of three people whose members live in the same neighborhood in Benin. The representative of the group, Mathilde (whose hand is raised in the photo) is 48-years old and married to a Dominique. The couple have four children, all attending school, three of which are dependent on them. Mathilde and her husband live together with their children and they take care of the different household expenses together. Mathilde stopped school at the secondary level. About 10 years ago, Mathilde started a business selling various products (canned goods, food, soap, candy, etc.) in her neighborhood. She is passionate about her business which enables her to take care of her needs and the needs of her children. Mathilde stocks up at a market in Benin. In pursuit of customer satisfaction, Mathilde is asking for her fifth loan with the other members of the Miblononvi Group. This loan will allow them to better respond to customer demand and to make more profit.

In this group: Mathilde , Bibiane Bidossessi, Therèse Degbeï

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh



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