A loan of $450 helped a member to buy various goods (pasta, canned food, sugar).


Mahutin 15 Group's story

MAHUTIN 15 is a group made up of three members who live in the same neighborhood in Benin. The group's representative, Grâce Islandes, is 27 years old and married to a man named Salvator. She is also the person raising her hand in the photo. Grâce Islandes and her husband have one child who goes to school and is their dependent. They live with their child and jointly take care of the various expenses associated with raising him.

Grâce Islandes left school in first grade. She has been selling various goods (pasta, canned food, sugar) in her neighborhood for close to five years. She is passionate about her work, which allows her to meet her needs as well as those of her child. She buys her goods in Benin.

Eager to satisfy the needs of her customers, and to increase her working capital, Grâce Islandes is requesting a first loan, along with the other members of the MAHUTIN 15 group. Thanks to this loan, the members of the group will be able to better meet their customers' expectations and to make more profits.

In this group: Grâce Islandes, Catherine, Jocelyne Judith Cica

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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