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Ganiatou is 34 years old and lives in the Sémé-Podji district of Cotonou, Benin's largest city. Together with her husband, Hervé, she looks after their four children who are all in school.

For the past seven years Ganiatou has been a travelling saleswoman, selling bolts of cloth which she sources from Tokpa, Benin's largest market. This is her third loan from ALIDE, following successful past repayments, and she will use it to increase her stock of cloth, with an aim to strengthen her sales figures.

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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
  • 463.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Ganiatou to purchase bolts of cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2012