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Akouemevo Group
In this Group: Mireille , Jeannette Baptiste Rita, Gisèle
The group AKOUEMEVO is comprised of three persons who reside in the same district. The group’s representative, Mireille, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 40 years old and married to a furniture maker by the name of Gauthier. They have three children, all in school and in their care. Mireille lives together with her husband and children. She and her husband jointly ensure that the diverse family expenses are covered.

Mireille did not attend school. For eight years, she has been running a business selling necklaces and cosmetics door to door. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and her revenues, Mireille and the other members of the group AKOUEMEVO are requesting a seventh loan from ALIDé. The loans previously received have indeed been repaid.
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Le groupe AKOUEMEVO est formé de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Mireille, est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. Mireille est âgée de 40 ans et est mariée à un menuisier du nom de Gauthier. Le couple a trois enfants tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Mireille vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Mireille assure ensemble avec son mari les diverses charges de la famille. Mireille n’a pas fréquenté l'école. Il y a huit ans que Mireille mène comme activité, la vente de colliers et des produits cosmétiques de façon ambulante. Mireille s'approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d'affaire et son revenu, Mireille sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe AKOUEMEVO, un septième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les crédits reçus antérieurement 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
  • 495.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Akouemevo Group's $800 loan helped a member to buy cosmetics and necklaces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012