Anique Claudine Salako was born 19 November 1958 in Parakou in the North of Benin. She has been living in the K. borough of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, for the past 30 years. Claudine is married to Dominique Houngue, and is the mother of four children, all having attended school, and of whom one is still under her care. She assists her husband in taking care of family expenses.
Claudine has attended very little school. To meet her needs, she sells charcoal and firewood from her home. As a side business, she also sells underwear and ice. She gets her products from Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace, and also from Lomé in nearby Togo.
Claudine is a regular ALIDé client, having already been granted five loans, all of which were fully reimbursed. She wants to expand her business in response to customer demand, which is why she is requesting another loan.
SALAKO Anique Claudine est née le 19 Novembre 1958 à Parakou dans le Nord du Bénin. Claudine vit au quartier K. à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, depuis trente ans. Claudine est mariée à HOUNGUE Dominique et est mère de quatre enfants, tous scolarisés, et dont un est à sa charge. Claudine vient en aide à son mari et assure avec lui les charges familiales. Claudine a très peu fréquenté l'école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins, Claudine vend du charbon de bois et des bois de chauffage à son domicile. De façon secondaire, Claudine vend également des sous-vêtements et de la glace. Claudine achète ses produits à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, et aussi à Lomé au Togo. Claudine est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà obtenu cinq crédits qui ont été tous bien remboursés. Claudine désire développer davantage son activité et mieux répondre à la demande de sa clientèle. C'est pour ce faire que Claudine sollicite un autre crédit.
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.