G. A. Pauline was born in 1970 in Allada, in the county of Atlantique in Benin. For the past 15 years, Pauline has lived in the neighborhood of Cadjèhoun in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She is married to Vezoundan Justin, a driver; Pauline is the mother of four children, all of whom are attending school. Pauline also cares for two additional children. Pauline lives with her husband and their children. She did not have the opportunity to go to school.
For the past 20 years, Pauline has sold fabric ("bazins"- a traditional West African fabric) through her distribution system. She supplies herself in Dantokpa, which is Benin's international market. Pauline is an old client of ALIDé and has fully repaid her previous loans. In order to increase her business' stock and to satisfy her clientele's requests in preparation for the end of year holidays, Pauline is requesting a third loan with ALIDé.
G. A. Pauline est née en 1970 à Allada, dans le département de l’Atlantique au Bénin. Pauline vit au quartier Cadjèhoun à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, depuis 15 ans. Mariée à VEZOUNDAN Justin, un chauffeur, Pauline est mère de quatre enfants, tous scolarisés. Pauline a deux autres enfants à charge. Pauline vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple supporte ensemble les charges de la famille. Pauline n’a pas eu la chance d’aller à l’école. Depuis près de 20 ans, Pauline vend des tissus (bazins) par le système de distribution. C’est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin que Pauline s’approvisionne. Pauline est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé qui rembourse bien ses crédits. En vue d’augmenter le stock de ses produits afin de faire face à la demande de la clientèle en période de préparation des fêtes de fin d’année, Pauline sollicite un troisième crédit auprès de 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.