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Amélé M. was born in 1974 in Lomé, the capital of Togo, which borders Benin. Amélé is married to Laurent Glahou, an entrepreneur. The couple has four children who are all in school. For the past three years, Amélé has lived with her children and husband in Cocotomey, not far from Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Amélé helps her husband Laurent handle the family's expenses. Amélé never went to school. Amélé stopped selling food items (ogi, a fermented cereal porridge) and began selling sacks of charcoal and corn at home and also through the distribution system. Amélé buys her stock in northern Benin. She has already received one loan through Alidé which she repaid in full. She is requesting a second loan through Alidé because she would like to travel to northern Benin to buy her stock wholesale and therefore improve her business
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M. Amélé est née en 1974 à Lomé, capitale du Togo, pays voisin du Bénin. Amélé est mariée à GLAHOU Laurent, un entrepreneur. Le couple a quatre enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. C’est depuis trois ans que Amélé vit avec ses enfants et son conjoint à Cocotomey, non de loin de Cotonou capitale économique du Bénin. Amélé vient en aide à son mari Laurent dans les charges de la famille. Amélé n’a jamais été à l’école. Amélé a abandonné la vente de nourriture (pâte de maïs fermenté) au profit de la vente de sacs de charbon de bois et de sacs de maïs à son domicile et aussi par le système de distribution. Amélé achète ses produits dans le Nord du Bénin. Amélé a déjà obtenu une fois de crédit à ALIDé, crédit qu’elle a bien remboursé. Amélé voudrait aller dans le Nord du Bénin afin de s’approvisionner en gros et d’agrandir son activité. C’est pourquoi Amélé 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 441.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $275 helped Amélé purchase of 6 sacks of charcoal and 4 sacks of corn.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011