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Born in 1967, Houndjiho A. has been living for about 15 years in the Dégakon neighborhood in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She's married to Jérémie HOUESSOU ABO and the mother of three school-attending children. The couple has another child to support. Houndjiho lives together with her children and husband in Dégakon. The couple jointly provides for the family.

Houndjiho never attended school. To provide for herself, she sells seafood (fresh fish, etc.) at the Cotonou fishing port, where she also purchases her supplies. She's been running this business for about 15 years, and already benefited from five loans from Kiva's partner, ALIDé, which were all repaid without problems. In order to bolster her business and increase her stock of seafood, Houndjiho is seeking a new loan from ALIDé.
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Née en 1967, A. Houndjiho vit depuis une quinzaine d'année au quartier Dégakon à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Houndjiho est mariée à HOUESSOU ABO Jérémie et est mère de trois enfants, tous scolarisés. Le couple a un autre enfant à leur charge. Houndjiho vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari à Dégakon. Le couple subvient ensemble aux différents besoins de la famille. Houndjiho n'a pas fréquenté l'école. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Houndjiho vend des produits de mer (poissons frais, etc.) au Port de pêche à Cotonou. Houndjiho achète également ses produits au port de pêche. Houndjiho exerce cette activité depuis quinze ans environs et a déjà obtenu cinq crédits qui ont été tous bien remboursés à ALIDé. En vue de renforcer son activité et de rehausser son stock de produits de mer, Houndjiho sollicite à nouveau un crédit auprès 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
  • 504.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Houndjiho to buy seafood (fish, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011