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Marthe was born in 1970 and lives in Porto Novo, Benin's administrative capital. She attended secondary school and now has three children, also educated, although she lives alone.

Marthe runs a business primarily selling cakes from her home. She has 15 years experience and has repaid past loans successfully. With this loan she hopes to buy raw ingredients (wheat and flour) for making cakes. Her dream is to be able to buy her own plot of land.

Additional Information

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
  • 474.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Marthe purchasing flour and wheat for cake production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012