O. Elisabeth was born in 1945 in Savè, in Collines County. She is a widow and has been living in the Dandji district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, for 35 years. She is the mother of six children, who are no longer in her care. All of the children were provide with schooling.
To address her needs, Elisabeth sells charcoal out of her home. She has thirty years of experience in this domain and gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. She is requesting her first loan from ALIDé to bolster her business.
O. Elisabeth est née en 1945 à Savè dans le département des collines. Elisabeth est veuve et habite depuis 35 ans au quartier Dandji à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Elisabeth est mère de six enfants qui ne sont plus à sa charge. Tous les enfants sont scolarisés. Pour faire face à ses besoins, Elisabeth vend du charbon de bois à son domicile. Elle a 30 ans d’expérience dans ce domaine et s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Elisabeth sollicite son premier crédit de ALIDé pour renforcer son activité.
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.