Solange C. was born on May 9, 1970, in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She's married to Marcel EHOUZOU, an agent with BTP. She's the mother of two school-attending children, and she lives with them. The couple supports the family together. Solange attended school up to secondary level. In order to provide for herself, she sells pagnes (colorful African cloth). She gets her supplies in Dantokpa, an international marketplace in Benin, as well as in Lomé, Togo. Solange has 15 years of experience in this business. She already benefited from several loans from Kiva's partner, ALIDé, which were repaid without problems. Solange is seeking another loan from ALIDé, in order to bolster her business and satisfy personal needs.
C. Solange est née le 9 mai 1970 à Cotonou, capitale économique de Bénin. Mariée à EHOUZOU Marcel, agent à BTP, Solange est mère de deux enfants, tous scolarisés. Solange vit ensemble avec ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les charges de la famille. Solange a été à l’école jusqu’au secondaire. Pour subvenir à ses besoins, Solange vend des pagnes. Solange s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, et à Lomé au Togo. Solange a 15 ans d’expérience dans cette activité. Elle a déjà obtenu des crédits auprès de ALIDé, crédits qu’elle a bien remboursé. Solange sollicite un autre crédit de ALIDé pour renforcer son activité et satisfaire des besoins personnels.
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.