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Chantal's Group
In this Group: Chantal, Sèho Léa, Léonie, Victorine, Gildas, Viviane, Justine, Elise, Justine, Ayabavi, Céline, Sidonie, Nathalie, Marguérite, Elisabeth, Georgette, Adéline, Viviane, Charlotte, Agnès, Martine, Christine, Germaine, Mawoulé, Rita, Christine, Yvette, Patience, Sirinath, Mounirath, Léocadie, Monique, Carole, Yvette
Chantal (with her hand raised in the photo) is 28 years old and lives with her husband, Maurice, and their two children in Cotonou, Benin's largest city. Both of their children are in school.

Chantal belongs to this loan group consisting of 34 women who all live in the same neighborhood. This is their first loan with ALIDE. They have agreed to support each other in business and through loan repayments.

Chantal runs a stall selling cloth and other sewing materials. This loan will enable her to purchase bolts of cloth from Tokpa, Benin's largest market. Chantal’s strongest point as an entrepreneur is her rigor in finances and accounting. Her aim in the long term is to strengthen and diversify her business.

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
  • 466.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chantal's Group's $4,600 loan helped a member to purchase bolts of cloth for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2011
Apr 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011