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Mahoussi G. was born in 1964 and for the past 9 years has resided in the Akogbato district of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She is married to Sossa HASSOU, a military retiree, and is the mother of two children. The children attend school and live with their parents in Akogbato. Both parents share support for the family. Mahoussi has not attended school.

To meet her needs and ensure her children's future, Mahoussi has been selling food (dried yam paste, with sauce) in front of the Ministry of Finances in Cotonou. She has been performing this activity for the past 25 years, and gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin's international market.

Mahoussi is an old customer of ALIDé, where she already obtained two loans, both of which were fully reimbursed. She now requests a third loan from ALIDé, to increase her working capital and the level of her activities.
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G. Mahoussi est née en 1964 et réside depuis 9 ans à Akogbato à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Mariée à HASSOU Sossa, un militaire à la retraite, Mahoussi est mère de deux enfants. Tous les deux enfants sont scolarisés et vivent ensemble avec leurs parents à Akogbato. Le couple supporte ensemble les charges de la famille. Mahoussi n’a pas été à l’école. Pour faire face à ses besoins et assurer l’avenir de ses enfants, Mahoussi vend de la nourriture (pâtes de cossettes d’igname, accompagnée de sauce) en face du Ministère des Finances à Cotonou. Mahoussi exerce cette activité depuis environs 25 ans. C‘est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, que Mahoussi s’approvisionne. Mahoussi est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà obtenu deux crédits à ALIDé, crédits qu’elle a bien remboursés. Mahoussi sollicite un troisième crédit auprès de ALIDé, afin d’augmenter son fonds de roulement et d’élever le niveau de son activité.

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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
  • 455.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mahoussi buy bags of dried yams and sauce ingredients (tomatoes, onions, chillies, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 8, 2010
Dec 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010