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Born in 1955 in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin, Ms. B. Agnès has been living in PK11, in the town of Sèmè-Podji, Benin, for fifteen years. She is a widow and the mother of six children, of whom two are still in her care. She lives alone with her children.

Agnès attended primary school only. To support herself, she sells food (cornmeal polenta, sauce, rice, etc.) She has been in this business for twelve years and gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.

She is a new beneficiary of ALIDé. In high demand by her customers, she has the ambition of bolstering her business and expanding her display of goods, so as to cope with the ever-growing demand. For these reasons, Agnès is requesting her first loan from ALIDé.
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Née en 1955 à Porto-Novo, capitale administrative du Bénin, B. Agnès vit depuis 15 ans à PK11 dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji au Bénin. Agnès est veuve et mère de six enfants, dont deux sont encore à sa charge. Agnès vit seule avec ses enfants. Agnès n’a fait que l’école primaire, mais tous les enfants sont scolarisés. Pour subvenir à ses besoins, Agnès vend de la nourriture (pâte de maïs, sauce, riz, etc.). Agnès exerce cette activité depuis 12 ans et s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Agnès est une nouvelle bénéficiaire de ALIDé. Très sollicitée par ses clients, Agnès ambitionne renforcer son activité et agrandir son étalage afin de faire face à la demande sans cesse croissante. C’est la raison pour laquelle Agnès sollicite son premier 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 480.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Agnès buying corn, fish, and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010