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Born in 1958 in Djeffa, in Benin, Ms. H. Béti is married to Mr. HOUESSOU Gbétodé, a farmer.  The couple have eight children, of whom four are in their care.  Only some of the children have had schooling.  For almost fifteen years, Béti has been living in the Gomin district, in the community of Sèmè-Podji.  The family lives together, and the couple share in covering their different family expenses. 

Béti did not attend school.  To support herself, she processes cassava tubers into cassava flour in her home and then sells her finished product to her customers.  She purchases her ingredients in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.

This is the first time that Béti has requested financial aid from ALIDé in order to increase her inventory and to bring in more income.
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Née en 1958 à Djeffa au Bénin, H. Béti est mariée à HOUESSOU Gbétodé, un cultivateur. Le couple a huit enfants, dont quatre sont à leur charge. Seulement certains des enfants sont scolarisés. Il y a près de quinze ans que Béti s’est installée avec son mari au quartier Gomin, dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji. La famille vit ensemble et le couple se partage les différentes charges familiales. Béti n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Pour se prendre en charge, Béti fait la transformation du manioc en farine de manioc à son domicile et vend ensuite son produit fini à sa clientèle. Béti achète ses matières premières à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. C’est la première fois que Béti sollicite l’aide financier de ALIDé, afin d’augmenter son stock de produits et de se faire plus de revenus.

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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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 537.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD