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A. Pierrette, age 38, was born in Ekpè in the community of SEME-KPODJI and is married to KISITO AHOUANSOU. For eight years, Pierrette has been living with her family in Xwlacodji Kpodji, a shantytown of the city of Cotonou, the economic capital of the Republic of Benin. She is the mother of three children, one of whom died; the other two are ages 7 and 5, and they are both in elementary school.

For five years, Pierrette has been a trained seamstress. In addition, she sells staple foods in her workshop. Her supplies of staple foods come from Dantokpa, the grand international marketplace of Benin. She has already had seven loans with Alidé and has repaid them. She was able to use them to raise her business to a higher level. To respond better and better to customer needs, she's requesting an 8th loan from Alidé in order to increase her volume of staple goods.
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A. Pierrette est âgée de 38 ans. Pierrette est née à Ekpè dans la Commune de SEME-KPODJI. Pierrette est mariée à KISITO AHOUANSOU. Depuis huit (8) ans Pierrette réside avec sa famille à xwlacodji kpodji, un bidonville de la ville de Cotonou, Capitale Economique de la République du Bénin. Pierrette est mère de trois (3) enfants dont un est décédé ; les deux autres sont âgés respectivement de 7 ans et de 5 ans et ils sont tous au cours élémentaire.

Pierrette est couturière de formation mais depuis cinq (5) ans elle vend en plus des produits vivriers dans son atelier de couture. Pierrette s’approvisionne en produits vivriers à Dantokpa, grand marché international du Bénin. Pierrette a eu déjà sept prêts de ALIDé ; prêts qu’elle a bien remboursés et avec lesquels elle a pu amener son activité à un stade supérieur. Pour répondre de mieux en mieux aux besoins sa clientèle, Pierrette sollicite un huitième prêt de ALIDé afin d’augmenter le volume de ses produits vivriers.

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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
  • 474.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Pierrette to buy five 100-kg sacks of corn and two sacks each of cassava and yam chips.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010