Marie is 31 years old and married to a driver named Nestor. The couple have three children, all in school and in their care. Marie lives together with her husband and children. The various household expenses are taken care of by the couple together. Marie did not attend school. To provide for herself and her children, she prepares meals (maize paste with sauce, cornstarch-based 'bouillie', etc.) that she sells in a city in Benin. Marie gets her supplies at one of the markets in Benin. With the goal of expanding her business and better responding to the demands of her clientele, Marie is seeking her third loan through ALIDÉ. The two previous loans were both repaid properly.
Marie est âgée de 31 ans et est mariée à un chauffeur du nom de Nestor. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Marie vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Les diverses charges de la maison sont assurées par le couple. Marie n'a pas fréquenté l'école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, Marie prépare de la nourriture (pâte de maïs accompagné de sauce, bouillie d'amidon de maïs, etc.) qu’elle vend dans une ville du Bénin. Marie s’approvisionne dans l’un des marchés du Bénin. Dans le but de rehausser son activité et de mieux répondre à la demande de sa clientèle, Marie sollicite auprès de ALIDé un troisième prêt. Les deux premiers crédits ont été tous bien remboursés.
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.