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Gnambossou Gbeta Group
In this Group: Louise Clarisse, Célestine, Justine Mahoussi, Armande Lisette, Chantal, Métogbé Gilberte, Sidonie, Solange Afiavi
The Gnambossou Gbeta group is composed of eight people who live in the same neighbourhood. This is the first time that the group has asked for a loan through ALIDé in order to take their business to the next level. The representative of the group, Louise Clarisse, is the one in the photo raising her hand. Louise Clarisse is 45 years old and is married to a plumber named Christophe. Louise Clarisse stopped attending school at the secondary level. The couple has two children, both of whom are in school and dependents.

Louise Clarisse livers together with her husband and children. The couple shares the different household needs. To support the family, Louise Clarisse has been selling “bazin” fabrics [damask] for twenty years through a distribution system. This has allowed her to make ends meet without great difficulty. Louise Clarisse stocks up at a market in Benin.

In the quest to satisfy her clientele and to increase her turnover and profits, Louise Clarisse, along with the other members of the Gnambossou Gbeta group, is asking for her first loan through ALIDé.
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Le groupe GNAMBOSSOU GBETA est composé de huit personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. C'est la première fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de son activité. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Louise Clarisse est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Louise Clarisse est âgée de 45 ans et est mariée à un plombier du nom de Christophe. Louise Clarisse a arrêté l'école au niveau secondaire. Le couple a deux enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Louise Clarisse vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple se partage les différentes charges de la maison. Pour contribuer aux différents besoins de la famille, Louise Clarisse vend depuis vingt ans des tissus "bazins" par le système de distribution. Cette activité lui permet de répondre sans grande difficulté à ses besoins. Louise Clarisse s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Louise Clarisse sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe GNAMBOSSOU GBETA, un premier crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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
  • 496.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gnambossou Gbeta Group's $1,275 loan helped a member to purchase fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012