Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Justine C. was born on September 26, 1963. She's married to Jonas COUAO ZOTTI, and the mother of four school-attending children. Justine sells various products (candies, biscuits, cans of milk, sardines, tomatoes, sugar, pasta, laundry detergents, dish washing detergents, soaps, etc). She buys the products in DANTOKPA, an international marketplace in Benin. Aiming to diversify her business and to bolster her working capital, Justine is seeking a loan from Kiva's partner, Alidé.

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.

View original language description ↓
C. Justine est née le 26 Septembre 1963. Justine est mariée à COUAO ZOTTI Jonas et est mère de quatre enfants tous scolarisés. Justine vend des divers (bonbons, biscuits, boîtes de lait, de sardines, de tomates, de sucres, les pâtes alimentaires, les savons de lessive, de vaisselle et de toilette, etc.). Justine achète ses articles à DANTOKPA, marché international du Bénin. C'est dans l'optique de diversifier son activité et de renforcer son capital que Justine sollicite un crédit auprès de 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.

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

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
    View loans »
    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 $225 helped Justine to buy candies, biscuits, cans of milk, sardines, tomatoes, sugar, pasta, soaps, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010