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Wangninan De Dessah 1 Group
In this Group: Gonoussi, Dagbégnon, Agossi, Julienne, Loukayatou, Sègla Mathieu*, Christine*, Victorine, Sindé Pascaline, Julienne, Sègbégnon Victoire, Akpoton, Marie, Emilienne, Augustine, Angèle, Fèmi, Fôlawoué Anne, Delphine, Kinnoumè, Donvè, Débora
* not pictured
The group WANGNINAN DE DESSAH 1 is composed of 22 members who all live in the same area and who do similar work together (processing coconuts and selling the coconut oil). The president of the group, named Gonoussi, is the one in the photo in front with her hand raised. With the goal of increasing the level of their work to be able to meet customer demand better, this group is requesting a loan for the first time through the financial institution ALIDé.
Gonoussi was born in January 1961 in Doké, in Bénin. Gonoussi is a widow with four children, all of whom attend school, and three of whom are in her care. Gonoussi settled in Tchaada/Dessah, in Ouémé about 25 years ago. She lives with her children. In order to meet her needs and those of the family, Gonoussi has been selling sauces and palm oil, which she processes with other members of the group, for about 12 years. Gonoussi gets her supplies in Nigeria and also in Cotonou. With the goal of strengthening her business and better satisfying her customers, Gonoussi is requesting a loan through ALIDé. Her ambition is to have her own palm operation in the future and to increase her revenue.
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Le groupement WANGNINAN DE DESSAH 1 est composé de 22 membres qui vivent tous dans le même quartier et qui mènent ensemble certaines activités (la transformation de noix de palme et la vente d'huile de palme). La présidente de ce groupement, du nom de Gonoussi, est celle ayant une main levée sur la photo. Dans le but de rehausser le niveau de leur activité afin de mieux faire face à la demande de leur clientèle, ce groupement sollicite pour une première fois l'appui financier de ALIDé.
Gonoussi est née en Janvier 1961 à Dokè au Bénin. Gonoussi est une veuve ayant quatre enfants, tous scolarisés, dont trois à sa charge. Il y a environs vingt cinq ans que Gonoussi s'est installée à Tchaada / Dessah dans l'Ouémé, où elle vit avec ses enfants.Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de sa famille, Gonoussi mène comme activité depuis douze ans environs, la vente de condiments de sauce et d'huile de palme qu'elle transforme ensemble avec ses autres membres. C'est au Nigéria et aussi à Cotonou que Gonoussi s'approvisionne. Dans le but de renforcer son activité et de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle, Gonoussi sollicite un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Son ambition est d'avoir dans l'avenir son propre palmeraie et d'accroître son revenu.

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
  • 453.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Wangninan De Dessah 1 Group's $1,875 loan helped a member to buy coconuts and sauce condiments (fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011