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Born June 3, 1971 in Karimama (North of Benin), Félicienne T. has lived for the past twelve years in Lom-Nava, a neighbourhood of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Married to Joachim BABA TOUNDE, a chauffeur, Félicienne is the mother of four children who all attend school. She joins forces with her husband to make ends meet.

Félicienne sells yams, sweet potatoes and onions. She gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace, and sells her products from her home. Félicienne has not attended school, but has been commercially active for the past seven years. She was already granted four loans from ALIDé, all of which were repaid in full.

Félicienne wants to strengthen and broaden her activities, but has very little means to do so, which is why she is requesting a fifth loan.
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Née le 03 juin 1971 à karimama au Nord du BENIN, T. Félicienne vit depuis maintenant 12ans à Lom-Nava, un quartier de Cotonou, capitale économique du BENIN. Mariée à BABA TOUNDE Joachim, un chauffeur, Félicienne est mère de 4 enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. Félicienne se joint à son mari pour subvenir aux besoins de la famille. Félicienne exerce comme activité la vente de tubercules d’igname, de patate douce et de l’oignon. C’est à Dantokpa, marché international du BENIN, que Félicienne se ravitaille. Félicienne effectue la vente des produits à son domicile. Félicienne n’a pas été à l’école mais exerce son activité depuis 7 ans. Félicienne a déjà bénéficié de 4 crédits, auprès de ALIDé, qui ont tous été bien remboursé. Félicienne souhaite renforcer et élargir ses activités mais dispose de très peu de moyens pour y arriver, raison pour laquelle elle sollicite un cinquième crédit.

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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
  • 480.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Félicienne buy bags of yams and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2010
Feb 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011