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Salamatou A. is 28 years old and she was born in Cotonou. Her family is originally from Sakete, a small village in the Plateau department where the main activity is farming. Salamatou is married to a mechanic and she has three children, all of whom attend school.

For three years she has been selling shoes and children's clothes in Dantokpa, the biggest market in Benin. Salamatou buys the shoes and clothes wholesale in Dantokpa and sells them retail walking around the same market. The income from her work helps out with the family expenses. She is currently thinking of going to Lomé in Togo to buy her goods more cheaply and thus make more profit. To increase her stock in order to better satisfy her clientele, Salamatou is asking for a loan from Kiva Field Partner, Alidé.
A. Salamatou est âgée de 28 ans et est née à COTONOU. Sa famille est originaire de SAKETE, un petit village du département du PLATEAU où la principale activité est l'agriculture. Salamatou est mariée à un mécanicien et elle a trois enfants tous scolarisés.

Salamatou exerce depuis trois ans l'activité de la vente des chaussures et des habits pour enfants dans le marché Dantokpa, le plus grand du Bénin. Salamatou achète ses chaussures et ses habits en gros à Dantokpa et les revend en détail dans le même marché de façon ambulante. Son travail aide à faire les dépenses de sa famille. Elle envisage actuellement aller elle-même à Lomé, Togo d’effectuer ses achats afin de réaliser plus de profit. Pour accroître son capital en vue de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle, Salamatou sollicite un crédit d’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
  • 470.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Salamatou to buy shoes and cothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010