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Yvette M. was born around 1980 in Aplahoué in Benin. She is married to Georges SOSSOU, a truck driver, and is the mother of three. Yvette supports another child, in addition to her own children. All the children lack schooling.

The family has been living in Akossavié Hevié (not far from Cotonou, Benin's economic capital) for the past three years. The couple shares the support for the family. Yvette has not attended school.

For approximately two years, she has been selling corn and beans at the Cococodji market, a few kilometers from Cotonou, and also from her home. Yvette gets her supplies from Adja in the Mono province (Benin). This is the first time she has applied for a loan with ALIDé, with the aim of reinforcing her activity and becoming more responsive to her customer's requests.

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M. Yvette est née vers 1980 à Aplahoué au Bénin. Mariée à SOSSOU Georges, un transporteur, Yvette est mère de trois enfants. Yvette a un autre enfant à charge, en plus de ses enfants. Tous les enfants ne sont pas scolarisés. La famille vit à Akossavié à Hevié (non loin de Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin) depuis trois ans. Le couple supporte ensemble les charges de la famille. Yvette n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Il y a environs deux ans que Yvette vend du maïs et de haricot au marché de Cococodji, à quelques kilomètres de Cotonou, et aussi à son domicile. Yvette s’approvisionne à Adja au Mono (Bénin). C’est la première fois que Yvette sollicite un crédit auprès de ALIDé, en vue de renforcer son activité et de mieux répondre à la demande de sa 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

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 454.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Yvette buy three bags of corn and one bag of beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2010
Dec 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011