A loan of $725 helped a member to buy condiments and maize.


Mahugnon As Group's story

The MAHUGNON AS group is made up of ten people who live in the same neighbourhood. The group leader, Annick, is 41 years old and is shown holding up her hand in the photo.

Annick is married to François, who is a cook. The couple have four children. Some of the children are in school, and all of them are still dependent on their parents. Annick and François live together with their children and both of them work to pay their various household costs.

Annick did not go to school. For almost 20 years, Annick has been running a business selling “come”, a dough produced using fermented maize. This enables her to provide for her family without any great difficulty.

In order to better meet customer demand, Annick wishes to improve her business. In order to do this, she has requested a fifth loan from Alidé along with the other members of the MAHUDJRO AS group. The previous loans have all been repaid in full.

In this group: Annick, Ornella Dorcas, Bidjokè Angèle, Justine, Zognonsi, Pauline, Odette, Houndjenoukon, Ahidessi Suzanne, Yenoussi Anastasie

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight



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