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Mahussi Group
In this Group: Antoinette , Marguerite, Justine
MAHUSSI is a group of three persons whose members reside in the same district. The group's representative, Antoinette (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 41 years old and a widow. She is the mother of three children, all in school and in her care. Antoinette lives alone with her children and ensures by herself that the diverse needs of the children are met. To achieve this, she has been selling fruit (bananas) and chickens door to door and from her home. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

This is the first time that Antoinette and the other members of the group MAHUSSI have requested financial support from ALIDé with the aim of bolstering their working capital and their business and responding better to the requirements of their customers.
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MAHUSSI est un groupe de trois personnes, dont les membres résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, Antoinette (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 41 ans et est une veuve. Antoinette est mère de trois enfants tous scolarisés et à sa charge. Antoinette vit seule avec ses enfants et assure seule les divers besoins de ses enfants. Pour y parvenir, Antoinette vend depuis près de six ans, des fruits (bananes) et des poulets de façon ambulante et à son domicile. Antoinette s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. C’est la première fois que, Antoinette et les autres membres du groupe MAHUSSI sollicitent l’appui financier de ALIDé en vue de renforcer leur fonds de roulement et leur activité et de mieux répondre aux exigences de leur clientèle.

Additional Information

About Alidé

Alidé is a Beninese NGO that works to reduce poverty by offering sustainable access to productive loans like this one in addition to savings, training sessions, and social work to low-income families.

Supporters of this loan should be aware that there is some risk of being repaid late. Because the Beninois Ministry of Finance has imposed restrictions on the amount of money Alidé can send to Kiva, the organization can only send monthly repayments in installments smaller than $13,000. This means that some Kiva lenders may receive their repayments late. However, Alidé remains a healthy institution in good standing with its creditors, and Kiva would like to continue working to support its clients. For more information, please refer to Alidé's partner profile page.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 513.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahussi Group's $300 loan helped a member purchase hens and bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013