A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy palm nuts and palm oil for resale.


Mahoudo Group's story

The Mahoudo Group is made up of 22 people who all live in the same village. This is the second time that the group have requested a loan to diversify their businesses, from the field partner, Alidé. The group representative is Joséphine, and she is seen in the photo with her hand raised. She is 42 years old and has never attended school. She is married to Bertin, a trader. The couple have four children, some of whom currently attend school. Joséphine lives with her husband and their children. Together, the couple provide for the expenses of their household. To do this, Joséphine has been selling palm nuts and palm oil in her local area for 20 years. She buys her supplies in her village. In order to respond to the needs of her customers, Joséphine, and the other members of the group have requested this loan from Alidé. Their previous loan was correctly and fully repaid.

In this group: Joséphine, Clotilde, Marie, Clémentine, Constance Wonondé, Djagbémi, Marguerite, Pierrette, Awaou, Micheline, Cécile, Emilienne, Bernadette, Justine, Sohoutou, Bossè, Léontine, Madeleine, Lydie, Henriette, Joséphine, Monique
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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