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Ms. T. Marcelline was born in 1977 and is married to Mr. AGBOGBE Virgile, a mechanic.  The couple have two children who are both in school.  About ten years ago, she settled in the Fidjrossè district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, where she lives with her husband and children.  The couple share in covering their different family expenses. 

Marcelline did not attend school.  For about eight years, she has been selling various goods (clothing for children, undergarments, flip-flop sandals, cassava flour, etc.) out of her home.  She purchases her goods at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. 

She has already had two loans, which were repaid.  With the goal of bolstering her business and growing her customer base, Marcelline is requesting a third loan from ALIDé in order to make more profit.
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T. Marcelline est née en 1977 et est mariée à AGBOGBE Virgile, un mécanicien. Le couple a deux enfants, tous scolarisés. Il y a une dizaine d’année que Marcelline s’est installée au quartier Fidjrossè à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, où elle vit avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple se partage les différentes charges de la famille. Marcelline n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Depuis huit ans environs, Marcelline vend divers produits (vêtements pour enfants, sous-vêtements, sandalettes, farine de manioc, etc.) à son domicile. Marcelline achète ses produits à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Marcelline a déjà bénéficié de deux crédits qu’elle a bien remboursés. Dan le but de renforcer son activité et d’accroître sa clientèle, pour se faire plus de profits, Marcelline sollicite un troisième prêt de ALIDé.

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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
  • 529.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Marcelline buying clothing, undergarments, and sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011