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Y. Nimatou was born around 1968 in Agbalilamè. She is married and the mother of four. She currently has all the children in her care because her husband is ill and is no longer capable to providing for the family. Nimatou sells various goods: candy, cookies, canned foods (milk, sardines, tomatoes), sugar, pasta, soaps for the laundry, dishes, and bath, etc. At Dantokpa, the grand international marketplace of Benin, she makes her purchases. To have her business grow considerably, and to do better in satisfying her customers, she's requesting financial support from ALIDÉ.
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Y. Nimatou est née vers 1968 à Agbalilamè. Nimatou est mariée et mère de quatre (4) enfants. Nimatou a actuellement la charge de tous les enfants parce que son mari est malade et n’est plus capable de subvenir aux besoins de la famille. Nimatou 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.) dans une petite boutique construite devant sa maison. C’est à Dantokpa, grand marché international du Bénin que Nimatou fait ses achats. Pour faire agrandir de façon considérable son activité et pour mieux satisfaire la demande de sa clientèle, Nimatou sollicite le soutient financier de ALIDé.

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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
  • 470.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Nimatou to buy 2 boxes of canned milk, a box of powdered milk, a box of sugar, 3 boxes of soap, 2 boxes of canned tomatoes, a half-box of sardines, a dozen straighteners, a dozen shampoos, 2 sacks of rice (50 kg each).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2009
May 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010