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Gbedokpo Zongo Group
In this Group: Geneviève, Justine, Christine, Firmine, Pascaline
Group Gbedokpo Zongo is composed of five people living in the same house. This is the first time that this group is requesting ALIDé's financial support to increase their level of activity.
The group's spokesperson, named Geneviève, is the woman raising her hand in the picture. Geneviève is 43 years old and lives in Benin. Geneviève is married to an entrepreneur named Imorou. The couple has three children, who all go to school, and whom they still support. Geneviève has lived in Benin since she was born.
To provide for her and her children's needs, Geneviève has been selling water pouches for ten years. In addition to this activity, Geneviève sells second-hand clothing in Benin. She gets her supplies from Benin.
Intent on satisfying her customers and to increase her sales and profit, Geneviève is requesting a first loan together with group Gbedokpo Zongo's other members.
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Le groupe GBEDOKPO ZONGO est composé de cinq personnes qui habitent dans la même maison. C'est la première fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de son activité. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Geneviève est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Geneviève est âgée de 43 ans et vit au Bénin. Geneviève est mariée à un entrepreneur du nom de Imorou. Le couple à trois enfants tous scolarisés et encore à leur charge. Geneviève vit depuis sa naissance au Bénin. Afin de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, Geneviève vend depuis dix ans des sachets d'eau. A côté de cette activité, Geneviève vend des fripperies au Bénin. Geneviève s’approvisionne au Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Geneviève sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe GBEDOKPO ZONGO, 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
  • 462.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gbedokpo Zongo Group's $500 loan helped a member to buy water pouches and second-hand clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012