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Rafiatou
M. Rafiatou was born in 1966 in Sakété in Benin. She is married to RIKPOSSOU T. Jonas, a mechanic and retailer of spare parts. She has two children to support. One of them is her own and in school. For six years, she has been living with her children in the Cococodji district, not far from Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Rafiatou and Jonas support the family jointly.

Rafiatou has never been to school. For five years, she has been selling cookies (wholesale and retail) and also apples out of her home and at the Cococodji parking lot. She stocks up from Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, from Nigeria, and from Togo (two countries neighboring Benin).

She is a previous ALIDé client who has benefited from three ALIDé loans, which have been repaid. She would really like to grow her business more and to build a stall to sell her goods. These are the reasons why she's requesting another loan from ALIDé.
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M. Rafiatou est née en 1966 à Sakété au Bénin. Rafiatou est mariée à RIKPOSSOU T. Jonas, un mécanicien et revendeur de pièces détachées. Rafiatou a deux enfants en charge, dont un est son propre enfant et est scolarisé. C’est depuis 6 ans que Rafiatou vit avec ses enfants au quartier Cococodji, non loin de Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Rafiatou et Jonas supportent ensemble les charges de la famille. Rafiatou n’a jamais été à l’école. Il y a cinq ans de cela que Rafiatou vend des biscuits (en gros et en détail) et également des pommes à son domicile et au parc de Cococodji. C’est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, au Nigéria et au Togo, deux pays voisins du Bénin, que Rafiatou s’approvisionne. Rafiatou est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé qui a bénéficié de trois crédits à ALIDé, crédits qui ont été bien remboursés. Rafiatou aimerait accroître davantage son activité et construire une baraque pour la vente de ses marchandises. C’est la raison pour laquelle Rafiatou sollicite un autre 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.

About Benin

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 439.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $450 helped Rafiatou to buy 15 boxes of cookies and 10 boxes of apples.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 10, 2009
Listed
Nov 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2011