Solange was born in 1976 in Porto-Novo, Benin's administrative capital. She now lives in the Lawole district with her husband, Stephane, and their only child, who is in education.
For the past year, Solange has sold refreshments from her home. This is her third loan with ALIDE following successful past repayments. It will allow her to purchase stock in bulk for resale. Her ambition is to buy her own plot of land. Her greatest attributes are her welcoming nature and her kindness.
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.