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Doudedji 1 Group
In this Group: Mariam, Amavi, Moulikatou
The DOUDEDJI 1 Group is made up of three people who live in the same neighbourhood. The representative of the group, Mariam, is the one with the raised hand in the photo. This is the third time that this group has sought financial support from ALIDé with the goal of raising their standard of business.

Mariam is 35 years old and married to a man named Pascal. The couple has two children, both of whom are in school and their dependents. Mariam lives together with her husband and children, and along with her husband helps to take care of the various household expenses.

For nearly eight years, Mariam has managed her business selling fabrics through a system of distribution. Mariam stocks up at markets in Benin and Lomé.

In the interest of better customer satisfaction and increasing her profits, Mariam is requesting a loan for the third time, a loan from ALIDé, together with the other members of the DOUDEDJI 1 Group. The two pervious loans were properly repaid.
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Le groupe DOUDEDJI 1 est formé de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Mariam, est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. C’est la troisième fois que ce groupe sollicite l’appui financier de ALIDé en vue d’élever le niveau de leur activité. Mariam est âgée de 35 ans et est mariée à un certain Pascal. Le couple a deux enfants, tous scolarisés, et à leur charge. Mariam vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants et assure ensemble son mari les diverses charges de la maison. Il y a près de huit ans que Mariam mène comme activité la vente de tissus par le système de distribution. Mariam s'approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin et à Lomé. Dans la quête d'une meilleure satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son revenu, Mariam sollicite pour la troisième fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe DOUDEDJI 1. Les deux premiers crédits ont été bien remboursés.

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
  • 500.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Doudedji 1 Group's $900 loan helped a member to purchase bales of fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012