A loan of $850 helped a member to purchase corn, condiments, fish, and lagoon sand.

Mahodo Group's story

MAHODO is a group of three persons who are friends living in the same district. The group's representative, Denise, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 38 years old and has had little schooling. She is married to a merchant named Boniface. The couple have five children, not all in school, but all in their care. Denise lives with her husband and children. She and her husband jointly ensure that household expenses are covered. To do so, she has been selling food (polenta served with fish sauce) and lagoon sand in her region for about twenty years. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

With the goal of bolstering her business and satisfying customers demand, Denise joined with the other members of the group MAHODO to requesting a sixth loan from ALIDé. The previous loans were indeed paid back.

In this group: Denise, Ayaba Colette, Matilde

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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