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Christin Gisèle
L. Christin Gisèle is married to JIDONOU Nicolas, who is a furniture maker. She and Nicolas have four children who are all schooled but no longer in their care. The family lives in Sègbèya in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Christin Gisèle and Nicolas jointly ensure that family expenses are covered.

What Christin Gisèle sells are staple foods (red and white beans, rice, corn, sorghum, millet, cassava flour, etc.). She purchases her goods in Dantokpa, the grand international marketplace of Benin.

She has had an ALIDé loan before, which she has repaid. She’s requesting this second loan to develop her business further.
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L. Christin Gisèle est mariée à DJIDONOU Nicolas, un menuiser. Christin Gisèle et Nicolas ont quatre enfants tous scolarisés mais aucun n'est encore à leur charge. La famille vit à Sègbèya à Cotonou, Capitale économique du Bénin. Christin Gisèle et Nicolas assurent ensemble les charges de la famille. C'est les produits vivriers (haricot rouge et blanc, riz, maïs, sorgho, mil, farine de manioc, etc.) que Christin Gisèle vend. Christin Gisèle achète ses produits à Dantokpa, grand marché international du Bénin. Christin Gisèle a eu déjà un crédit de ALIDé qu'elle a bien remboursé. Christin Gisèle sollicite ce deuxième crédit pour mieux développer son activité.

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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
  • 442.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Christin Gisèle to buy sacks of corn, rice, bean, beans, and cassava flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010