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Huguette
Q. Huguette was born on June 16, 1968 in Ouidah, in Atlantique County. She has attend school through the 8th grade. But she quit early due to a lack of financial support. She is married and the mother of four children, three of whom are in school. The fourth child is not yet school-age. After dropping out of school, Huguette joined her mother in selling cloth at the most remote marketplaces of Benin. And fifteen years ago, she got started on her own. Contrary to what her mother sells, Huguette sells various goods: candy, cookies, canned foods (milk, sardines, tomatoes), sugar, pasta, and soaps for the laundry, dishes, and bath, etc. To raise her level of business and to provide for herself better, she's requesting a loan.


ALIDÉ means “there is always a path for the poorest” in Benin’s local language of Fon. Benin is a small West African country located next to Nigeria and has a per capita GDP of $1,500. ALIDÉ offers special loans to highly vulnerable people at an interest rate of 0%. It is part of a group that is soon launching a micro health insurance program for recipients of micro-loans.

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Q. Huguette est née le 16/07/1968 à ouidah, dans le Département de l’Atlantique. Huguette a été à l’école jusqu'en classe de quatrième année du lycée. Mais très tôt Huguette a abandonné les classes par manque de soutient financier. Huguette est mariée, mère de quatre enfants dont trois scolarisés. Le quatrième enfant n'a pas encore l'âge d'aller à l'école. Après l’abandon de l’école, Huguette accompagne sa mère pour vendre les tissus dans les marchés les plus reculés du BENIN. Il y a quinze (15) ans Huguette s’est mise à son propre compte. Contrairement à ce que vend sa mère, Huguette vend les divers: bombons, biscuits, boîtes de lait, de sardines, de tomates, de sucres, les pâtes alimentaires, les savons de lessive, de vaisselle et de toilette, etc. C'est pour élever le niveau de son activité et mieux subvenir à ses besoins que huguette sollicite un prêt.


La signification de ALIDé en langue locale du Bénin, le Fon, est « un chemin existe toujours pour les plus pauvres ». Le Bénin est un petit pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest à coté du Nigeria où le PIB par habitant est à $1,500. ALIDé offre les prêts spéciaux de 0% d’intérêt aux personnes très vulnérables et elle est dans un groupe qui lance bientôt un programme de la micro-assurance santé pour les bénéficiaires de micro crédit.

Additional Information

About Alidé

Alidé is a Beninese NGO that works to reduce poverty by offering sustainable access to productive loans like this one in addition to savings, training sessions, and social work to low-income families.

Supporters of this loan should be aware that there is some risk of being repaid late. Because the Beninois Ministry of Finance has imposed restrictions on the amount of money Alidé can send to Kiva, the organization can only send monthly repayments in installments smaller than $13,000. This means that some Kiva lenders may receive their repayments late. However, Alidé remains a healthy institution in good standing with its creditors, and Kiva would like to continue working to support its clients. For more information, please refer to Alidé's partner profile page.

About Benin

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Huguette to buy canned foods, cosmetics, cloth, shampoo, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
May 1, 2009
Listed
Apr 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 15, 2010