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Born in 1976 in Banigbé in Benin, Ms. S. Raliatou is married to Mr. TOSSOU Germain.  The couple have two children, who are both in school.  She settled five years ago in PK10, in the community of Sèmè-Podji, where she lives with her husband and children.  She fully participates in meeting their various family expenses. 

Raliatou did not attend school.  Eight years ago, she started selling cloth and shoes door-to-door.  This business generates the revenues for helping her to cope with multiple expenses.  She gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. 

This is the second time that Raliatou is requesting financial support from ALIDé in order to bolster her capital and to raise up her level of business.
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Née en 1976 à Banigbé au Bénin, S. Raliatou est mariée à TOSSOU Germain. Le couple a deux enfants, tous scolarisés. Raliatou s’est installée depuis cinq ans, à PK10 dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji, où elle vit avec son mari et ses enfants. Raliatou participe pleinement aux différentes charges de la famille. Raliatou n’a pas été à l’école. Depuis huit ans environs, Raliatou s’est mise à vendre des tissus et des chaussures de façon ambulante. Cette activité lui génère des revenus l’aidant à faire face à ses multiples charges. Raliatou se ravitaille à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. C’est la deuxième fois que Raliatou sollicite l’appui financier de ALIDé, afin de renforcer son capital et de rehausser le niveau de son activité.

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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
  • 537.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Raliatou buying shoes and fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2010
May 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011