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Josephine S. is married to Bernard Dedji and is the mother of three children, all of whom are in school. The couple has one other child in their care, besides their own children. All the children are in school.

About eleven years ago, the family moved to Djeffé, in the Sèmè-Podji district. Josephine helps her husband by taking responsibility, along with him, for the family's various needs. She did not go to shcool, and to meet her needs, Josephine sells sheets, curtains, and other fabric through the distribution system. Josephine gets her supplies at Dantokpa, Benin's international market. She has been involved in this activity for eight years.

This is the first time that Josephine has asked ALIDé for a loan, in order to increase her inventory and better meet the needs of her customers.
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S. Josephine est mariée à DEDJI Bernard et est mère de trois enfants, tous scolarisés. Le couple a un autre enfant à leur charge, en plus de leurs enfants. Tous les enfants sont scolarisés. Il y a près de onze ans que la famille s'est installée à Djeffé dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji. Josephine apporte une aide à son mari en assurant avec lui les différents besoins de la famille. Josephine n'a pas fréquenté l'école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins, Josephine vend des draps, des rideaux, et des tissus par le système de distribution. Josephine s'approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Josephine exerce cette activité depuis huit ans. C'est la première fois que Josephine sollicite auprès de ALIDé un crédit en vue d'augmenter son stock de produits et de mieux répondre à la demande de 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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Josephine to buy sheets, curtains, and fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011