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Chantale S. was born round 1980 in Lomé in Togo, a country adjacent to Benin, but has been living for the past 12 years in the Sègbèya area of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Married to Clément DOHUIN, a driver, Chantale is mother of two children, both attending school. Chantal lives with her husband and children, and the couple share family expenses.

Chantale has never been to school. Four years ago, she began selling food - red paste (cornmeal-based) and meat - as an itinerant vendor in Mivvo Park, in the Sèmè-Podji area. As a side business, she retails tea, beverages, and coal. She gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace.

Chantale is a regular client of ALIDé, having been granted three previous loans, all repaid in full. She is now requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé, to strengthen her business and increase her customer base. Her ambition for the future is to have a stall where she can display her products without having to walk around in the sun.
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S. Chantale est née vers 1980 à Lomé au Togo, pays voisin du Bénin, mais habite depuis 12 ans au quartier Sègbèya à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Mariée à DOHUIN Clément, un chauffeur, Chantale est mère de deux enfants, tous scolarisés. Chantale vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants et le couple assure ensemble les charges de la famille. Chantale n’a jamais fréquenté l’école. Il y a quatre ans, Chantale s’est mise dans la vente de la nourriture (pâte rouge et viande), de façon ambulante au Parc MIVVO, dans la commune de Sèmè-kpoji. Chantale mène comme activité secondaire, la vente de thé, des boissons, et du charbon. C’est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, que Chantale s’approvisionne. Chantale est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà obtenu trois crédits qui ont été bien remboursés. Chantale sollicite un quatrième crédit auprès de ALIDé, pour renforcer son activité et accroître sa clientèle. Chantale ambitionne plus tard avoir une place pour pouvoir vendre ses marchandises au lieu de se promener sous le soleil.

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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
  • 486.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Chantale buy corn, gari (processed cassava root) and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011