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Miwononvi Group
In this Group: Mariam, Gbésoundé Isabelle Gisèle
The Miwononvi group is made up of two people who both live in Bénin. The representative of the group, named Mariam, has her hand raised in the photo. This is the fourth time that this group has requested financial help through ALIDé in order to grow their business. Mariam is 36 years old and is married to a refrigeration specialist name Marcel. Mariam has four children. All have been educated and two are still in her care. Mariam lives with her husband and children. Together, the couple meets their different needs. Mariam left school at the primary level. She has been making and delivering pure water to people’s homes for five years. She also sells water from the pump. This allows her to meet the needs of her family without too much difficulty. In order to meet the demands of her customers, Mariam wants to increase her stock of products and to raise the level of her business. To do this, Mariam is requesting, along with the other member of the Miwononvi group, a fourth loan through ALIDé.
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Le groupe MIWONONVI est formé de deux personnes qui cohabitent au Bénin. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Mariam, est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. C’est la quatrième fois que ce groupe sollicite l’appui financier de ALIDé en vue d’élever le niveau de leur activité. Mariam est âgée de 36 ans et est marié à un frigoriste du nom de Marcel. Mariam a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés dont deux restent encore à sa charge. Mariam vit avec son mari et ses enfants. le couple assure ensemble les différentes charges. Mariam a arrêté l’école au niveau primaire. Depuis cinq ans, Mariam exerce comme activité, la fabrication de pure water par le système de livraison à domicile, et de façon secondaire, la vente de l’eau de pompe. Ce qui lui permet de répondre sans grande difficulté aux besoins de sa famille. Dans le souci de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle, Mariam désire renforcer ses stocks de produits et rehausser le niveau de son activité. Pour ce faire, Mariam sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe MIWONONVI, un quatrième crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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
  • 462.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Miwononvi Group's $625 loan helped a member to buy containers for pure water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012