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Gbedokpo 2 Group
In this Group: Madeleine, Sévérine, Bertille Gilberte, Rafiatou, Iblitime Ilimath, Thérèse, Adama, Zénabou, A. Géronime Christiane Gb., Gladys Ida, Raïhanatou
The Gbedokpo 2 group is made up of eleven people who live in the same house. It's the first time that this group is seeking financial help from ALIDé, in order to grow their business.

The leader of the group is Madeleine, who is raising her hand in the photo. She is about 42 years old and lives in Benin. Madeleine is married to Edgard, a public roads agent. The couple has four dependent children, and some of the children are in school. Madeleine has never been to school.

In order to meet her and her children's needs, for seven years Madeleine has been selling vegetables, sauce ingredients, and corn. She gets her supplies in one of the biggest markets in Benin.

In order to satisfy her clients and to increase her revenue and income, Madeleine is seeking, along with the other members of the Gbedokpo 2 group, her first loan.
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Le groupe GBEDOKPO 2 est composé de onze personnes qui habitent la même maison. C'est la première fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de leur activité. La représentante du groupe du nom de Madeleine est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Madeleine est âgée de 42 ans environs et vit au Bénin. Madeleine est mariée à un agent de la voirie du nom de Edgard. Le couple a quatre enfants tous à leur charge. Certains des enfants sont scolarisés. Madeleine n’a jamais été à l’école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, Madeleine mène comme activité depuis sept ans la vente des légumes, des condiments de sauce et de maïs. Madeleine s’approvisionne dans l’un des plus grands marchés du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Madeleine sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe GBEDOKPO 2, un premier crédit.

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
  • 457.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gbedokpo 2 Group's $1,450 loan helped a member to buy sacks of corn, vegetables, and sauce ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2011
Jul 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 24, 2012