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Antoinette was born on May 7, 1966 in Natitingou in the north of Benin. She is married to an electrician named Gilbert and has four children, all in school, three of whom are still under her care. Antoinette lives with her children and husband, and the couple shares the household expenses. For thirteen years, Antoinette has run a store where she sells various products (canned tomatoes, hair extensions, fabric, etc.). This business generates income that helps her meet her family’s needs without too much difficulty. Antoinette buys her products in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. She is an old client of ALIDé, having already obtained three loans, which have all been repaid. Facing a growing customer base, Antoinette is requesting another loan in order to increase her business activity and better satisfy her customers.
Antoinette est née le 07 Mai 1966 à Natitingou dans le Nord du Bénin. Antoinette est mariée à un électricien nommé Gilbert et a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés, dont trois encore à sa charge. Antoinette vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges du ménage. Depuis treize ans, Antoinette a une boutique où elle vend divers produits (conserves de tomate, des mèches, des tissus, etc.). Cette activité lui génère des revenus l’aidant à répondre sans grande difficulté aux besoins de sa famille. Antoinette s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. C’est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà obtenu trois crédits qui ont tous été bien remboursés. Face à la demande de plus en plus nombreuse de sa clientèle, Antoinette sollicite à nouveau un crédit afin d’élever le niveau de son activité et de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle.

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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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 459.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Antoinette to buy hair extensions, cosmetic products, and fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012