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Etiennette
Etiennette K. was born circa 1968 in Adja, in the Mono Department in Southern Benin. She's married and the mother of four children. One of her child is an adult already, but she still has to support the other three. For almost five years, Etiennette has been wholesaling firewood. She already obtained two loans for her business. She's seeking a third loan from Kiva's partner, Alidé, in order to meet an ever-increasing customer demand.


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.

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K. Etiennette est née vers 1968 à Adja dans le Département du Mono au sud du Bénin. Etiennette est mariée et mère de quatre enfants. Les enfants de Etiennette sont encore à la charge des parents sauf un, qui lui est déjà majeur. Depuis près de cinq ans, Etiennette vend en gros le bois de chauffage. Etiennette a déjà bénéficié de deux crédits pour le compte de son activité. Etiennette sollicite un troisième crédit de ALIDé pour faire face à la demande de sa clientèle sans cesse croissante.


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
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 470.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Etiennette to buy two truckloads of firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 12, 2009
Listed
May 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 15, 2010