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Hinde Group
In this Group: Aïssatou Alakè, Béatrice, Albert
HINDE is a group of three persons whose members reside in the same district in Benin. The group's representative, Aïssatou Alakè (who is in the middle of the photo with her hand raised), is 43 years old and married to Pierre. The couple have two children, both in school and in their care. Aïssatou Alakè lives together with her husband and children. The couple jointly cover the diverse household expenses.

Aïssatou Alakè dropped out of secondary school. To cope with her different expenses, she sells a variety of goods (canned foods, etc.) out of her home. Parallel to this business, she sells bissap juice (made from dried hibiscus flowers). Her supplies come from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to expand her business, Aïssatou Alakè together with the other members of the group HINDE are requesting an initial loan from ALIDé. This loan will serve to respond better to the demands of their customers and to make more profit.
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HINDE est un groupe de trois personnes, dont les membres résident dans le même quartier au Bénin. La représentante du groupe, Aïssatou Alakè (celle qui est au milieu sur la photo et dont la main est levée), est âgée de 43 ans. Aïssatou Alakè est mariée à un certain Pierre. Le couple a deux enfants tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Aïssatou Alakè vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges de la maison. Aïssatou Alakè a arrêté l’école au cours secondaire. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Aïssatou Alakè vend divers produits (conserves, etc.) à son domicile. Parallèlement à cette activité, Aïssatou Alakè vend du jus de bissap. Aïssatou Alakè s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et en vue élargir son activité, Aïssatou Alakè sollicite un premier crédit auprès de ALIDé, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe HINDE. Ce crédit leur servira à mieux répondre aux demandes de leur clientèle et 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

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Hinde Group's $400 loan helped a member to buy a variety of goods (canned foods, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012