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Célestine
H. Célestine was born in 1969 in Allada, in Atlantique county, Benin. She is the mother of four children who are all in school. She is divorced and living alone with her children in the Cadjèhoun district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She has been residing in this district for ten years. She alone ensures that family needs are met.

Célestine did not go to school. For eight years already, she has been running a business selling pâtés (made with wheat flour). She also sells vegetable oil, as well as staple foods (corn, beans) out of her home and by the distribution system. Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, is where she makes her purchases.

She twice had an ALIDé loan and has repaid them. She's requesting a third loan from ALIDé to expand her business further and to attract more customers.
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H. Célestine est née en 1969 à Allada, dans le département de l’Atlantique au Bénin. Célestine est mère de quatre enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. C’est une divorcée, vivant seule avec ses enfants au quartier Cadjèhoun à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Célestine réside dans ce quartier depuis 10 ans. C’est Célestine qui assure seule les charges de la famille. Célestine n’a pas été à l’école. Il y a 8 ans déjà que Célestine mène comme activité, la vente de pâtés (faits à base de farine de blé). Célestine vend également de l’huile végétale ainsi que des produits vivriers (maïs, haricot) à son domicile et par le système de distribution. C’est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin que Célestine fait ses achats. Célestine a obtenu deux fois déjà de crédits à ALIDé et les a bien remboursés. Célestine sollicite un troisième crédit auprès de ALIDé afin d’agrandir davantage son activité et d’attirer plus la clientèle.

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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
  • 438.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $250 helped Célestine wheat flour, corn, and beans.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 15, 2009
Listed
Nov 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010