Martine K. was born in 1968 in Avrankou, in the Department of Ouémé. Martine is married to Alfred Tiko and is the mother of 3 children, all of whom have been educated. Martine and her family have lived in the Agbodjèdo neighborhood of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, for about 3 years. Together with her husband, Martine faces the varied challenges of managing the household. Martine has not been to school. For the past ten years, Martine has sold used clothes in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, which has allowed her to meet her needs and those of her family. This is the second time Martine has sought a loan from ALIDé, with the goal of building her business and her client base. Martine repaid her first loan on time.
K. Martine est née en 1968 à Avrankou dans le département de l’Ouémé. Martine est mariée à TIKO Alfred et est mère de trois enfants, tous scolarisés. Martine vit ensemble avec sa famille au quartier Agbodjèdo à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, depuis trois ans environs. C’est ensemble avec son mari que Martine fait face aux différentes charges de son foyer. Martine n’a pas été à l’école. Depuis une dizaine d’année, Martine vend des friperies à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et d’assurer les besoins de sa famille. C’est la deuxième fois que Martine sollicite l’appui financier de ALIDé, en vue de renforcer son activité et d’accroître sa clientèle. Martine a bien remboursé son premier 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.