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A. Célestine was born in 1967 and has been residing in the Sètovi district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, for nine years. She is married to AKPOLI Moïse, a retailer. The couple has four children in school to support. Three of the children are theirs. The husband is the only one covering family expenses.

Célestine has never attended school. For seven years since then, she has been running a business selling a variety of goods (pasta, soaps, canned foods, milk mayonnaise, beans, corn, cassava flour, batteries, vegetable oil, etc.) out of her home. She stocks up at Dantokpa, the grand international marketplace of Benin.

She has had an ALIDé loan before, which she has repaid. With the aim of increasing her capital and bolstering her display of goods, she’s requesting a second loan from ALIDé.
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A. Célestine est née en 1967 et réside au quartier Sètovi à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, depuis neuf ans. Célestine est mariée à AKPOLI Moïse, un revendeur. Le couple a quatre enfants en charge, tous scolarisés, dont trois sont leurs propres enfants. Seul le conjoint supporte les charges de la famille. Célestine n'a jamais fréquenté. Il y a de cela sept ans que Célestine mène comme activité la vente de divers articles (pâtes alimentaires, savons, conserves, lait, mayonnaise, haricot, maïs, farine de manioc, piles, huile végétale, etc.)à son domicile. Célestine s'approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Célestine a déjà bénéficié d'un crédit de ALIdé, crédit qui a été bien remboursé. En vue d'augmenter son capital et de renforcer son étalage, Célestine sollicite un deuxième crédit 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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 438.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $250 helped Célestine to buy sacks of bean, corn, cassava flour, pasta.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010