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O. Olaribigbé was born on July 31, 1960 in Parakou, in northern Bénin. She is married to Agbe Michel, a driver, and is the mother of seven children, three of whom are still dependents. The family has lived in PK10 Enafa, in the commune of Sèmè-Podji, for 13 years. The couple take care of family expenses together. Olaribigbé never went to school.

To provide for her children, Olaribigbé sells condiment sauces and various other products (eggs, sugar, soap, stock cubes, etc.) outside her home. Olaribigbé stocks up in Dantokpa, at the international market of Bénin. She has 10 years experience in this trade and is on her fifth loan with Alidé. At the moment, Olaribigbé lacks sufficient funds to maintain her business and meet customer demands. That’s why she is requesting her fifth Alidé loan.
O. Olaribigbé est née le 31 Juillet 1960 à Parakou, dans le Nord du Bénin. Mariée à AGBE Michel, un chauffeur, Olaribigbé est mère de sept enfants, dont trois sont à sa charge. La famille réside depuis 13ans à PK10 Enafa, dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji au Bénin. Le couple assure ensemble les charges de la famille. Olaribigbé n’a jamais été à l’école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, Olaribigbé vend des condiments de sauce et divers autres produits (oeufs, sucres, savons, cube, etc.) à son domicile. Olaribigbé s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Olaribigbé a 10 ans d’expérience dans ce domaine, et est à son cinquième crédit à ALIDé. Olaribigbé manque de moyens financiers en ces périodes, pour renforcer davantage son activité et répondre à la demande de ses clients. C’est la raison pour laquelle Olaribigbé sollicite un cinquième 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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 458.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Olaribigbé buy tomatoes, spices, onions, eggs and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2010
Dec 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 23, 2010