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Elavagnon Group
In this Group: Zénabou, Salamatou, Abiba, Habiba, Halimatou, Ousséina, Zénab, Habibatou, Téiba, Alima, Adjarath, Katoume, Bilkissou, Sirina, Roukaya
Elavagnon is a group of fifteen members, and its president (with her hand raised) is Zénabou. The group's members live in the same neighborhood in Benin. To increase working capitA., the group is seeking its first loan through Alidé.

Born in 1982 in Benin, Zénabou lives with her children in a city in Benin. Zénabou no longer lives with her husband. She supports five children, four of whom are her own. All of the children are in school. She lives with her children and supports them alone. Zénabou has little schooling.

Zénabou sells cooking utensils in a city in Benin. This business generates revenue for her, helping her to meet her children's needs. Zénabou buys her products in Ghana, a country bordering Benin.

This first loan will surely allow (?) and other members of the Elavagnon group to build their businesses and increase their client base and their income.
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ELAVAGNON est un groupement constitué de quinze personnes et dont la présidente (celle qui a la main levée sur la photo) est nommée Zénabou. Les membres du groupe résident dans le même quartier au Bénin. Dans le but d’augmenter leur fonds de roulement, ce groupement sollicite pour la première fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Née en 1982 au Bénin, Zénabou vit ensemble ses enfants dans une ville du Bénin. Zénabou ne vit plus avec son mari. Zénabou a cinq enfants à sa charge, dont quatre sont ses enfants. Tous les enfants de Zénabou sont scolarisés. Zénabou assure seule les diverses charges de ses enfants. Zénabou a très peu fréquenté l’école. Zénabou vend des ustensiles de cuisine dans une ville du Bénin. Cette activité lui génère des revenus l'aidant à assurer les besoins de ses enfants. Zénabou achète ses produits au Ghana, État voisin du Bénin. Ce premier prêt permettra certainement à Zénabou et aux autres membres du groupement ELAVAGNON 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
  • 451.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Elavagnon Group's $2,500 loan helped a member to buy cooking utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
Jul 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2012