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O. Emilienne was born on September 19, 1977 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  She is married to GBEGAN Constant, a soldier.  The couple has two children to support.  One of them is theirs and in school. For three years already, she has lived in Kouhounou, a district of Cotonou, with her husband and children.  Her husband Constant is the only one financially responsible for the family. 

Emilienne attended school through the secondary level.  For five years in her home, she has been selling a variety of items (soaps, Omo, canned foods, sardines, milk, peas, tomatoes, chili peppers, rice, vegetable oil, sugar, etc.)  She stocks up at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. 

She once had an ALIDé loan, which she repaid.  To grow her business more and to diversify it, she's requesting another loan from ALIDé.
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O. Emilienne est née le 19 Septembre 1977 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Emilienne est mariée à GBEGAN Constant, un militaire. Le couple a deux enfants en charge, dont un est leur propre enfant et est scolarisé. Il y a trois ans déjà que Emilienne vit à Kouhounou, un quartier de Cotonou, avec son conjoint et ses enfants. Seul Constant supporte les charges de la famille. Emilienne a fréquenté l'école jusqu'au secondaire. Depuis cinq ans, Emilienne vend divers articles (savons, omo, conserves, sardines, lait, petit pois, tomate, piment, riz, huile végétale, sucre, etc.) à son domicile. Emilienne s'approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Emilienne a déjà obtenu une fois de crédit à ALIDé et a bien remboursé la crédit. C'est pour accroître davantage son activité et la diversifier que Emilienne 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

  • $1,600
    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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Emilienne to buy various goods (canned foods, sugar, vegetable oil, rice).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2009
Nov 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2010