Célestine H. was born 1 January 1983 in Benin. She is married to Urbain KPATOUKPA, and is the mother of two children, both attending school.
Célestine has been living for 12 years in the Djidjè borough of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She lives with her children and her husband, and helps her husband manage the various family expenses, thanks to the income generated by her activity.
Indeed, she sells shoes in Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace, and gets her supplies from Lomé in Togo, a country neighbouring Benin.
Célestine had already been granted two loans from ALIDé, and repaid both in full. She is now requesting another loan to increase the level of her activity and provide a better response to customer demand.
H. Célestine est née le 1er janvier 1983 au Bénin. Célestine est mariée à KPATOUKPA Urbain. Célestine est mère de deux enfants tous scolarisés. Célestine vit depuis douze ans à Djidjè un quartier de Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Célestine vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Célestine vient en aide à son mari, en ce qui concerne les différentes charges de la famille, grâce au revenu que lui procure son activité. Célestine vend en effet, des chaussures à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. C'est à Lomé au TOGO, pays voisin du Bénin que Célestine achète ses articles. Célestine avait déjà contracté deux crédits auprès de ALIDé et les a tous bien remboursés. En vue de rehausser le niveau de son activité et de mieux satisfaire les exigences de sa clientèle, Célestine sollicite un nouveau crédit de 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.