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Léonie
Born in 1950, Léonie Bnonlonfoun has lived in the Jericho quarter of Cotonou, Benin's economic capital, for around thirty years. She has six children, some of whom attend school; however, she does not live with her husband, but rather looks after her children by herself. She never went to school, and now sells fabric and plastic cooking utensils in Jericho and the surrounding area. She sources these goods from Dantokpa, Benin's international market, and this business enables her to generate revenues which go towards the cost of looking after her children. She has already received loans from ALIDé and has successfully repaid them. In the face of increasing demand from her customers, she is seeking a new loan to boost her stock and better satisfy their demands.
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Née en 1950, G. Léonie vit depuis trente ans environs, au quartier Jéricho à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Léonie est mère de six enfants, dont certains sont scolarisés ; mais Léonie ne vit plus avec son mari. Léonie vit donc seule avec ses enfants et assure leurs charges. Léonie n’a pas été à l’école. Léonie vend des tissus et des ustensiles de cuisine en plastique à Jéricho et environs. Mais Léonie achète ses articles à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Cette activité lui fait générer des revenus qui l’aident à subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. Léonie est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, qui a bien effectué les remboursements de crédits qu’elle avait obtenus. Face à la demande de plus en plus nombreuse de sa clientèle, Léonie sollicite à nouveau un prêt de ALIDé, en vue de rehausser le niveau de son activité et de mieux satisfaire 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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Léonie to buy plastic cooking utensils and fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 16, 2010
Listed
May 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 28, 2011