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Victorine B. was born on March 23 1963 and is married to Jean Folly, a telecommunications employee. The couple has five children, all of whom have received schooling.

About eight years ago, Victorine moved with her family to Cocotomey in the commune of Abomey Calavi. Together, the couple meet the family's various needs. Victorine did not go to school for very long. To meet her needs, Victorine prepares food (rice, beans, corn dough, with sauces) that she sells at the "Etoile Rouge." She purchase her supplies at Dantokpa, Benin's international market.

Victorine has been involved in this activity for three years and has already obtained two loans which she has fully repaid. To meet the increasing demands of her customers, Victorine would like to increase her inventory, in order to better satisfy her customers. This is why she is asking for a third loan.
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B. Victorine est née le 23 Mars 1963 et est mariée à FOLLY Jean, un employé des télécommunications. Le couple a cinq enfants, tous scolarisés. Il y a environs huit ans que Victorine s'est installée à Cocotomey dans la commune d'Abomey Calavi, avec sa famille. Le couple subvient ensemble aux divers besoins de la famille. Victorine a très peu fréquenté l'école. Pour faire face à ses besoins, Victorine prépare de la nourriture (riz, haricot, pâte de maïs, accompagnés de sauces) qu'elle vend à l'étoile Rouge. C'est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin que Victorine achète ses produits. Victorine exerce cette activité depuis trois ans et a déjà obtenu deux prêts qu'elle a tous bien remboursés. Face à la demande de plus en plus nombreuse de sa clientèle, Victorine désire augmenter son stock de produits et augmenter sa production, afin de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle. Pour cette raison, Victorine sollicite un troisième prêt.

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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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Victorine to buy 5 bags of rice, 7 bags of corn, 8 bags of beans, and condiments for sauces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011