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Alexandrine's Group
In this Group: Alexandrine, Florence, Sonian
Alexandrine, Florence and Sonian all live together in the Segbeya district of Cotonou, Benin's economic center. They have agreed to support each other in their businesses and in loan repayments.

Alexandrine (with her hand raised in the photo) is the leader of the group. She is 34 years old and has lived in the neighborhood all of her life. She has a husband, Gabriel, and three children who are all at school.

For the past 10 years she has run a market stall at Tokpa, Benin's largest market. With this loan, she will buy additional stock of underwear for resale with the hope of growing her sales figures.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 465.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Alexandrine's Group's $475 loan helped a member to purchase new stock of underwear for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011