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Mireille S. was born around 1977. She is married to Sylvain Sogbossi and the mother of two children, of whom one is enrolled in school. Mireille lives in the Fidjrossè neighborhood, a working class district of the commune of Cotonou, economic capital of Bénin. Mireille sells cosmetics and clothing. She has had two loans through ALIDé, thanks to which she expanded her business to include selling shoes and costume jewelry. Today, Mireille wishes to bolster her working capital and further develop her business. That is why she is requesting a third loan from ALIDé.

The significance of ALIDé in the local language of Bénin, Fon, is "there is always a pathway for the poorest of the poor. Bénin is a small West African country next door to Nigeria; the GDP of its inhabitants stands at US$ 1,500. ALIDé offers special loans at 0% interest for very vulnerable persons, and it is in a group which will soon be offering a micro health insurance program for micro-loan beneficiaries.
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S. Mireille est née vers les années 1977. Mireille est mariée à SOGBOSSI Sylvain et mère de deux enfants dont un seul est scolarisé. Mireille Réside au quartier fidjrossè un quartier populaire de la commune de Cotonou, Capitale Économique du Bénin. Mireille vend les produits cosmétiques et les vêtements. Mireille a eu deux crédits de la part de ALIDé grâce auxquels elle a élargi son activité à la vente de chaussures et bijoux. Aujourd'hui, Mireille veut renforcer son fonds de roulement et développer son activité. C'est la raison pour laquelle Mireille sollicite un troisième prêt à ALIDé.

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.

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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

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 490.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mireille purchase of costume jewelry, shoes, and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010