Suzanne is the representative of the group (her hand is raised on the photo). She is 51 years old and is married to a driver named Stephane. The couple has 10 children, all attended school, but only two of them are her dependents. Suzanne lives together with her husband and her two dependent children. The couple provides together for the various household expenses.
Suzanne never attended school. To cover her various expenses she has been selling used clothing, firewood and cosmetics for the last five years in a town of Benin. Suzanne gets her supplies in a market in Benin.
In order to strengthen her activity and to better meet her customers’ demand, she is requesting along with the other members of the Jesukpego group, a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan they received has been fully reimbursed.
About AlidéAlidé 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.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid