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Born in 1963 in Bohicon in the Department of Zou, Julienne A. is married to Faustin AGBANNON, a cook. The couple has five children, all having had schooling. The family settled 11 years ago in the Fidjrossé Kpota neighborhood of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Julienne manages with her husband the family expenses. She has not attended school.

To meet her financial obligations, Julienne is an itinerant vendor selling plastic bags and corn-mush cakes. As a side business, she also sells akassa (a local corn-based food preparation) from her home. She gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace.

Julienne has been in this line of business for 20 years and has already been granted credit loans from ALIDé, which she has repaid in full. She is now requesting another loan to increase her stock supply and satisfy the increasing customer demand for her offerings.
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Née en 1963 à Bohicon dans le département du Zou, A. Julienne est mariée à AGBANNON Faustin, un cuisinier. Le couple a cinq enfants tous scolarisés. Il y a 11 ans que la famille s'est installée à Fidjrossè Kpota, un quartier de Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Julienne assure avec son mari les différentes charges familiales. Julienne n'a pas été à l'école. Pour faire face à ses charges, Julienne vend des sachets et des gâteaux (fabriqués avec le maïs) de façon ambulante. Julienne vend également et de façon secondaire, de l'akassa (aliment local fait à base de maïs) à son domicile. C'est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, que Julienne fait ses provisions. Julienne mène cette activité depuis une vingtaine d'année et a déjà bénéficié de créditss auprès de ALIDé, crédits qu'elle a bien remboursés. Julienne sollicite un autre crédit auprès de ALIDé afin d'augmenter le stock de ses produits et de satisfaire la demande croissante de sa clientèle.

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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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 486.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Julienne buy plastic bags in bulk and corn for the preparation of corn-cakes and akassa.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011