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Born in 1980 in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin, Léonie H. settled 11 years ago in the Gankpodo area of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Married to Moïse GOUDJEMINDJI, a fisherman, Léonie is the mother of six children, all attending school. The couple lives together with their children, and Léonie helps her husband in dealing with family expenses.

She generates income by selling soya-based cornmeal, and soya-based cheese. She gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace. Léonie sells her products both as an itinerant merchant and from her home. She has never attended school but has been working at her business for the past five years.

Léonie is a very good customer of ALIDé, in that she was already granted six loans, all of which were repaid in full. She is now requesting a sixth loan, in order to increase her stock supply and diversify her activity.
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Née en 1980 à Porto-Novo, capitale administrative du BENIN, H. Léonie vit depuis 11 ans à Gankpodo, un quartier de Cotonou, capitale économique du BENIN. Mariée à GOUDJEMINDJI Moïse, un pêcheur, Léonie est mère de 6 enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. Le couple vit ensemble avec ses enfants. Léonie aide son mari à assurer les charges de la famille. Pour apporter sa contribution, Léonie exerce comme activité principale la vente de maïs de soja, et de fromage à base de soja. C’est à Dantokpa, marché international du BENIN, que Léonie achète ses produits. Léonie effectue de manière ambulante et à son domicile la vente de ses produits. Léonie n’a jamais fréquenté l’école mais exerce son activité depuis 5 ans. Léonie est une très bonne cliente de ALIDé en ce sens qu’elle a déjà obtenu 6 crédits qui ont tous été bien remboursés. Dans le but d’augmenter le stock de son produit et de diversifier son activité, Léonie souhaite bénéficier un septième prêt.

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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 Léonie increase her stock supply (soya-based cornmeal and soya-based cheese).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2010
Feb 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011