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ZANNOU Ghislaine was born in 1979 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  She has been living with her family in the Gankpodo district in Cotonou for about twenty years.  She is married to ATINDOKPO Guy and is the mother of two children, who are all in school.  Along with her husband, Ghislaine ensures that the different family expenses are covered, thanks to the revenues from her business. 

Ghislaine dropped out in secondary school.  For about seventeen years, she has been selling hair extensions wholesale. Secondarily, she sells trays of fresh eggs by the distribution system.  This business generates the revenues enabling her without a problem to provide for her family.  She gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and also from Nigeria. 

She is a previous ALIDé client having had six loans in the past that have all been repaid.  Facing the growing demands from her customer base, Ghislaine is requesting another loan with the goal of increasing her business volume and satisfying her customers more.
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ZANNOU Ghislaine est née en 1979 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Ghislaine vit depuis une vingtaine d'année au quartier Gankpodo à Cotonou, avec sa famille. Ghislaine est mariée à ATINDOKPO Guy, et est mère de deux enfants, tous scolarisés. Ghislaine assure avec son mari les différentes charges de la famille, grâce au revenu de son activité. Ghislaine a arrêté l'école au cours secondaire. Depuis dix sept ans environs, Ghislaine vend des mèches en gros, et de façon secondaire, des plateaux d'oeufs frais par le système de distribution. Cette activité lui génère des revenus lui permettant de subvenir sans difficulté aux besoins de sa famille. C'est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, et aussi au Nigéria que Ghislaine achète ses produits. Ghislaine est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant obtenu antérieurement six crédits qui ont été tous bien remboursés. Face à la demande de plus en plus grandissante de sa clientèle, Ghislaine sollicite un autre crédit en vue d'augmenter le volume de son activité et de 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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 515.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Ghislaine buying hair extensions, beauty products, hair products, and eggs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2010
Aug 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011