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S. Alimatou was born in 1969 in Dassa in the hills of Benin.  Married to GOUNDOMEDE Barthélémy, she is the mother of four children, of whom three are in her care.  All of the children are in school and live with their parents in the Tokpota district in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin.  Alimatou works in aid of her husband to support the family.

Alimatou attended primary school only.  For twenty years, she has sold staple foods (rice, corn, cassava flour, etc.) and a variety of goods (soaps, sugar, batteries, canned foods, Omo, etc.) in her shop found at the Ave Maria crossroad in Porto-Novo.

She is a previous ALIDé client who has repaid the two loans she obtained from ALIDé.  With the aim of bolstering her capital and growing her business during this year-end holiday period, she's requesting a third loan from ALIDé.
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S. Alimatou est née en 1969 à Dassa dans les collines au Bénin. Mariée à GOUNDOMEDE Barthélémy, Alimatou est mère de quatre enfants, dont trois sont à sa charge. Tous les enfants sont scolarisés et vivent avec leurs parents au quartier Tokpota à Porto-Novo, capitale administrative du Bénin. Alimatou vient en aide à son mari dans les charges de la famille. Alimatou a fait seulement le cours primaire. Depuis une vingtaine d’année, Alimatou vend des produits vivriers (riz, maïs, haricot, farine de manioc, etc.) et des divers (savons, sucre, piles, conserves, omo, etc.) dans sa boutique sise au carrefour Ave Maria à Porto-Novo. C’est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé qui a bien remboursé les deux crédits qu’elle avait obtenu de ALIDé. C’est en vue de renforcer son capital et d’accroître son activité en cette période de fêtes de fin d’année, que Alimatou sollicite un troisième 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
  • 437.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Alimatou grains (sacks of corn and rice), and various goods (boxes of soap, canned foods, sugar).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2009
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011