A loan of $750 helped a member to buy corn, sugar, vegetable oil and wheat flour.

Mahoudjro Group's story

Mahoudjro is a group of five people who live in the same district. The representative of the group, whose name is Elise Améyo, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. She is 30 years old and did not attend school. She is married to a man named Alexis. The couple has four children, who are all at school and in their care. Elise Améyo and her husband cover the various family expenses between them. In order to do this, Elise Améyo has been selling corn "bouillie" (a type of gruel) and fritters (made with wheat flour) on a door-to-door basis for the past 11 years. She gets her supplies in a market in Benin. With a view to boosting her business and satisfying customer demand, Elise Améyo has got together with the other members of the Mahoudjro group to request a second loan from Alidé. The previous loan was repaid in full.

In this group: Elise Améyo, Viviane, Assanatou, Adjo, Nassiratou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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