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Don De Dieu Group
In this Group: Marie , S. Pélagie, Christine
DON DE DIEU is a group of three persons whose members lives together in the same district. The group's representative, Marie (with her hand raised in the photo), is 44 years old and married to a man named Robert. They support four children, who are all in school. Three of the children are [their own]. Marie lives together with her children and her husband in Benin. They jointly cover the various family expenses.

To support herself and to ensure her children's needs are met, Marie has been running a business for about fifteen years selling meals (polenta with fried fish and sauce). She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

This is the third time that she has requested a loan from ALIDé. This loan will enable her and the other members of the group DON DE DIEU to bolster their business and to respond better to the requirements of their customers.
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DON DE DIEU est un groupe de trois personnes, dont les membres vivent ensemble dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, Marie (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 44 ans. Marie est mariée à un certain Robert. Le couple a quatre enfants à charge, tous scolarisés, dont trois sont à leur charge. Marie vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari au Bénin. Le couple supporte ensemble les diverses charges familiales. Pour se prendre en charge et assurer les besoins de ses enfants, Marie mène comme activité depuis une quinzaine d'année, la vente de la nourriture (pâte de maïs accompagné de poissons frits et de sauce). Marie s'approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. C'est la troisième fois que Marie sollicite un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce crédit permettra à Marie et aux autres membres du groupe DON DE DIEU, de renforcer leur activité et de mieux répondre aux exigences de leur clientèle.

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
  • 455.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Don De Dieu Group's $1,000 loan helped a member to buy sacks of corn, fresh fish, and condiments for making sauces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2011
Sep 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012