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Rose
Rose D. M., born April 3, 1952, is married to Flavien De Souza. They have two children, both educated. For about 15 years she has lived in the Gbégamey neighborhood of Cotonou, Benin's economic capital, with her children. She helps her husband pay for the family's needs, thanks to her business income.

She never went to school. For about eight years she has sold food door-to-door (corn mush and sauce, fried fish). She also sells other products such as cookies, candy and soap, which she buys at Dantokpa, Benin's international trade center. She is asking for a second loan from ALIDé so as to grow her business by preparing more food for her customers.
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D. M. Rose est née le 03 Avril 1952 et est mariée à De SOUZA Flavien. Le couple a deux enfants, tous scolarisés. Rose vit depuis une quinzaine d’année au quartier Gbégamey à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Rose vit avec ses enfants. Rose apporte une aide financière à son mari en l’aidant à répondre aux divers besoins de la famille, grâce au revenu que lui génère son activité. Rose n’a jamais fréquenté l’école. Depuis huit ans environs, Rose vend de la nourriture (pâte de maïs fermentée accompagnée de sauce et de poissons frits) de façon ambulante. De façon secondaire, Rose vend des produits divers (biscuits, bombons, savons, etc.). Rose achète ses produits à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. C’est la deuxième fois que Rose sollicite auprès de ALIDé, un crédit en vue de renforcer son activité et d’augmenter la quantité de nourriture préparée pour mieux satisfaire sa clientèle.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Rose buy cornmeal and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 22, 2010
Listed
Jul 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 27, 2011