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Born in 1976 in Benin, Alimatou is married to Issa, a shopkeeper. The couple has four children under their care and attending school. Three are their own children. Alimatou never attended school. To help meet her and her children’s needs, for about eight years she has been preparing food (rice, corn mush, yams, accompanied by various sauces) to sell in her neighborhood. She buys her ingredients in the market of Benin. Thanks to her income from this business, Alimatou helps to pay her family’s various expenses. With the goal of satisfying her customers and improving her quality of life and her income, Alimatou is requesting her third loan through ALIDé.
Née en 1976 au Bénin, Alimatou est mariée à Issa, un commerçant. Le couple à quatre enfants, tous à charges et scolarisés. Trois sont leurs propres enfants. Alimatou n’a jamais été à l’école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, Alimatou prépare de la nourriture (riz, pâte de maïs, igname, accompagnés de diverses sauces) qu'elle vend dans son quartier depuis près de huit ans. Grâce au revenu que lui génère son activité, Alimatou contribue aux différentes dépenses de sa famille. Alimatou s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour améliorer son niveau de vie et son revenu, Alimatou sollicite pour une troisième fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 447.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Alimatou to buy bags of rice, corn, yams, and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012