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Ms. A. Henriette was born in 1984 in Tori, in Benin. Married to Mr. AYOSSO Didier, a mechanic, she is the mother of one child, who is in school, and has another child to support. Henriette has been living with her husband and two children for about eight years in the Cocotomey district, in the community of Abomey Calavi. She helps out her husband financially with regards to their family expenses, thanks to the revenues from her business.

Henriette did not attend school. She has been selling sauce condiments and staple foods (rice, cassava flour, etc.) out of her home. She purchases her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.

She has already had two loans from ALIDé that have both been repaid. She would like to expand her business and to respond better to customer demand. Later on, Henriette has the ambition to open a store for selling her products.
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A. Henriette est née en 1984 à Tori, au Bénin. Mariée à AYOSSO Didier, un mécanicien, Henriette est mère d'un enfant, qui est scolarisé. Henriette a un autre enfant à sa charge. Henriette vit depuis huit ans environs au quartier Cocotomey, dans la commune d'Abomey Calavi, avec son mari et ses deux enfants à charge. Henriette apporte une aide financière à son mari en ce qui concerne les charges familiales, grâce au revenu de son activité. Henriette n'a pas fréquenté l'école. Henriette vend des condiments de sauce et des produits vivriers (riz, farine de manioc, etc.) à son domicile. Henriette achète ses produits à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Henriette a bénéficié déjà de deux crédits qui ont été tous bien remboursés à ALIDé. Henriette désire agrandir son activité et mieux répondre à la demande de sa clientèle. C'est ce qui l'amène à solliciter un troisième crédit. Plus tard, Henriette ambitionne ouvrir une boutique pour y vendre ses produits.

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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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 534.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Henriette buying 2 baskets of tomatoes, 3 baskets of chili peppers, and 2 sacks of cassava flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011