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Linlingnon Group
In this Group: Étiennette, Elisabeth, Anihouvi, Philomène, Dine, Akpoton, Madeleine*, Olowodjè, Yèyinou, Akpèlo, Houétin, Yaoïtcha Houénoumin, Anago, Georgette, Akpélo, Singan, Ayina, Victoirine, Mahutin Germaine, Kpènavou, Jeanne, Goussi, Tomonrin, Alégui, Kpèlo, Sègla, Etienne, Bernadette, D. Célestine, Yvette
* not pictured
The group LINLINGNON is made up of thirty members who all live in the same locality and do certain activities together. The president of this group, called Étiennette, is the woman raising her hand in the photo. In order to raise the level of their businesses so that they can better respond to the demand of their clientele. this group is requesting their first-ever loan from ALIDé.

Étiennette is a widow with four children, all enrolled in school. One of them is no longer her responsibility. She lives alone with her children and covers their living expenses.

Étiennette only went to primary school. To support herself and her children, she has been producing palm oil and manioc flour for about 15 years now. She sells her products in her region. She buys her supplies in Bénin.

In order to increase her production and better respond to the needs of her ever-growing client base, Étiennette is requesting, together with the other members of the group LINLINGNON, her first loan from ALIDé. This loan will help them to make more profit.
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Le groupement LINLINGNON est composé de trente membres qui vivent tous dans la même localité et qui mènent certaines activités ensemble. La présidente de ce groupement du nom de Étiennette, est celle qui a une main levée sur la photo. Dans le but de rehausser le niveau de leur activité afin de mieux faire face à la demande de leur clientèle, ce groupement sollicite pour une première fois, l'appui financier de ALIDé. Étiennette est une veuve ayant quatre enfants, tous scolarisés, dont un n'est plus à sa charge. Étiennette vit seule avec ses enfants et assure seule leurs différentes charges. Étiennette n’a fréquenté que l'école primaire. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, Étiennette mène comme activité depuis une quinzaine d'année, la production d'huile de palme et de farine de manioc, qu'elle vend dans sa région. Étiennette s'approvisionne au Bénin. Dans le but d'augmenter sa production et de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle de plus en plus nombreuse, Étiennette sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupement LINLINGNON, un premier crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce crédit leur servira ainsi à se faire plus de profits.

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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 460.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Linlingnon Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to buy palm fruit and manioc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 16, 2012