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D. Geneviève was born on May 14, 1977 in Athiémé, near the border of Togo, a country neighboring Benin.  She is married to AMEGNIKOU Daniel, a chauffeur.  The couple has four children, some of whom are in school.  For eight years, Geneviève has been living with her husband and children in the Hèdomey district in Cocotomey, not far from Cotonou. She comes to her husband Daniel's aid to meet family expenses. 

Geneviève has never been to school.  For four years, she has been selling a local liquor (commonly called sodabi) and also food (beans) in her stall at her home.  She supplies herself from Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and also from Adja in Mono, in Benin. 

She has already had an ALIDé loan, which she has repaid.  With the aim of expanding her business and selling more goods, she's requesting a second loan from ALIDé.
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D. Geneviève est née le 14 Mai 1977 à Athiémé à proximité de la frontière du Togo, Etat voisin du Bénin. Geneviève est mariée à AMEGNIKOU Daniel, un chauffeur. Le couple a quatre enfants, dont certains sont scolarisés. Geneviève vit depuis huit ans avec son conjoint et ses enfants au quartier Hèdomey à Cocotomey, non loin de Cotonou. Geneviève vient en aide à son mari Daniel dans les charges de la famille. Geneviève n’a jamais été à l’école. Il y a quatre ans de cela que Geneviève vend de la liqueur locale (communément appelée « sodabi ») et aussi de la nourriture (haricot) dans sa baraque à son domicile. Geneviève fait ses achats à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin et aussi à Adja dans le Mono au Bénin. Geneviève a déjà obtenu de ALIDé un crédit qu’elle a bien remboursé. En vue d’augmenter la taille de son activité et de vendre davantage ses produits, Geneviève sollicite un deuxième crédit auprès 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
  • 441.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $250 helped Geneviève to buy 2 drums of local liquor, 3 sacks of beans, and 3 drums of vegetable oil.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010