A loan of $650 helped a member to buy soy and maize to make cheese for sale.


Massavo 5 Group's story

MASSAVO 5 consists of three members who form savings groups together. Their representative is Bernardine, age 46, whose hand is raised in the photo. Bernardine never went to school. She is married to a farmer named Luc and they have two children, one of whom attends school. Bernardine lives with her husband and their children, and the couple handle the various household responsibilities together. To that end, Bernardine has been making cheese (from soy and maize) for sale from her home for some 25 years. She buys her supplies at a market in Benin. To better meet the needs of a growing customer base and to increase her profits, Bernardine is seeking a 4th loan from ALIDé together with the other members of MASSAVO 5. All past loans were correctly repaid.

In this group: Bernardine Honacé, Jeanne, Blandine
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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