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.
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.