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Jesuwame Group
In this Group: Honoré , Elisabeth, Hodonou Jacob, Alatin
The group Jesuwame is made up of four people who live in the same neighbourhood. This is the fifth time they have requested financial assistance from Alidé to increase their business activity. The group's leader is Honoré, who is shown with his hand up in the photo.

Honoré is 47 years old and lives in Benin. He didn't go to school. Honoré is married to Elisabeth, and the couple have five children, all of whom attended school. They still have three of the children in their care.

For 15 years, Honoré has been working as a fisherman to provide for the family. Along with the other members of his group, he is seeking a fifth loan from Alidé in order to buy the equipment he needs to work and catch more fish. This loan will allow him to increase his revenue and thereby his income. The previous loans have been successfully repaid.
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Le groupe JESUWAME est composé de quatre personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. C'est la cinquième fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de son activité. Le représentant du groupe, du nom de Honoré est celui qui a la main levée sur la photo. Honoré est âgé de 47 ans et vit au Bénin. Honoré n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Honoré est marié à un certain Elisabeth. Le couple a cinq enfants tous scolarisés, dont trois à leur charge. Honoré vit ensemble avec sa femme et ses enfants. Afin d‘assurer les diverses charges de la famille, Honoré exerce depuis quinze ans environs comme activité, la pêche. Dans le but d’acquérir des matériels nécessaires au bon fonctionnement de son activité et lui permettant de pêcher plus de poissons, Honoré sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe JESUWAME, un cinquième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce crédit lui permettra certainement d’accroître son chiffre d’affaire et par ricochet son revenu. Les crédits obtenus précédemment 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
  • 497.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jesuwame Group's $1,025 loan helped a member to buy nets and fishing baskets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012