VidjinnagniI Zinsi was born in 1974 and has lived for about 25 years in Fiégnon in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She is married to Atyogbe Joseph, who is a fisherman. Zinsi is the mother of three children, all of whom attend school. She lives with her husband and their children. Together, the couple handles their family's needs and expenses. Zinsi did not attend school.
In order to handle her needs and those of her children, Zinsi sells smoked fish in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin and also from her house. As a secondary business, Zinsi also sells firewood. Zinsi has had 15 years experience in her business. She is an old client of ALIDé and has already received 3 loans from ALIDé, all of which have been fully repaid. Zinsi wants to strengthen her business and be able to better handle the growing needs of here many clientele. It is for this reason that Zinsi is requesting a third loan from ALIDé.
V. Zinsi est née en 1974 et vit depuis environs 25 ans à Fiégnon à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Mariée à ATYOGBE Joseph, un pêcheur, Zinsi est mère de trois enfants, tous scolarisés. Zinsi vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple supporte ensemble les charges de la famille. Zinsi n’a pas été à l’école. Pour faire face à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, Zinsi vend du poisson fumé à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin et aussi à son domicile. Zinsi mène comme activité secondaire, la vente de bois de chauffage. Zinsi a 15 ans d’expérience dans ce métier. C’est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà obtenu trois crédits auprès de ALIDé, crédits qui ont été bien remboursés. Zinsi voudrait renforcer son activité et mieux faire face à la demande de plus en plus nombreuse de sa clientèle. C’est la raison pour laquelle Zinsi sollicite un quatrième 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.