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Jesukpego Lokokoukoumè Group
In this Group: Vidéhou, Fifamè, Valerie, Alice, Philomène, Christine
Jesukpego Lokokoukoumè is a group of six people. The group’s president (the woman raising her hand in the photo) is named Vidéhou. The members all carry out their businesses in the same area. To meet their goal of increasing working capital, the group is asking for its first loan from Alidé.

Through she was born in Benin’s economic capital, Cotonou, in 1959, Vidéhou has been living in Lokokoukoumè, in the Sèmè-Podji area, for the last decade. Vidéhou is married to a butcher by the name of Antoine, and is a mother of seven, five of which she is still supporting. Vidéhou works together with her husband to meet their household’s various financial needs. She has been in the restaurant business for about 13 years. More specifically, Vidéhou prepares corn mash with fish sauce, which she then sells in Cotonou. Through this business, she makes income to help meet her childrens’ needs. She buys her supplies in Cotonou. This first loan will likely enable Vidéhou and her group to increase their business, as well as their clientele and profits.
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JESUKPEGO LOKOKOUKOUME est un groupe constitué de six personnes et dont la présidente (celle qui a la main levée sur la photo) est nommée Vidéhou. Les membres du groupe mènent leur activité dans la même zone. Dans le but d’augmenter leur fonds de roulement, ce groupe sollicite pour la première fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé.
Née en 1959 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, Vidéhou vit depuis une dizaine d’année à Lokokoukoumè, dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji. Vidéhou est mariée à un boucher du nom de Antoine et a sept enfants dont cinq sont à sa charge. Vidéhou assure ensemble avec son mari les différentes charges de la maison. Il y a environs treize ans que Vidéhou est dans la restauration. En effet, Vidéhou prépare la pâte de maïs accompagnée de sauce aux poissons qu’elle vend à Cotonou. Cette activité lui génère des revenus qui l’aident à subvenir aux besoins de ses enfants. Vidéhou s’approvisionne également à Cotonou. Ce premier prêt permettra certainement à Vidéhou et à son groupe de rehausser le niveau de leur activité et d’accroître leur clientèle et leur 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
  • 456.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jesukpego Lokokoukoumè Group's $900 loan helped a member to purchase corn, fresh fish and sauce condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 23, 2011
Listed
Apr 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011