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Born in 1983 in Comé (Benin), Alice K. is married to Florent DJEGBEVI, and is the mother of two children, both attending school. The family has lived for ten years in the Aïbatin borough of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. The couple jointly shares family expenses.

Alice has had very little schooling. For the past 11 years, she has been selling food preparations (rice and corn mush, with accompanying sauce) in Aïbatin. As a second activity, she operates a telephone booth, where she sells various telephone recharge cards. She gets her supplies from Cotonou.

She is a regular client of ALIDé, and has already been granted two loans, both of which were fully repaid. She wishes to reinforce her activity and better manage customers’ expectations, which is why she is requesting a third loan.
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Née en 1983 à Comé au Bénin, K. Alice est mariée à DJEGBEVI Florent, et est mère de deux enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. La famille vit depuis dix ans environs au quartier Aïbatin à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Le couple supporte ensemble les différentes charges de la famille. Alice a très peu fréquenté. Depuis près de onze ans, Alice mène comme activité la vente de nourriture (riz et pâte de maïs, accompagnés de sauce) à Aïbatin. Parallèlement, Alice a une cabine téléphonique, où elle vend diverses cartes de recharges téléphoniques. Alice s’approvisionne à Cotonou. C’est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà obtenu deux prêts qui ont été tous bien remboursés. Alice désire renforcer son activité et mieux faire face aux exigences de sa clientèle ; raison pour laquelle Alice sollicite un troisième prêt.

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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
  • 489.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Alice buy bags of rice and corn, and sauce condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 28, 2011