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Selome 3 Group
In this Group: Séraphine , Jacqueline, Rosine, Armande Christiane, Bénédicta, Pascaline, Irène, Martine
The group SELOME 3 comprises eight persons who reside in the same district. This is the third time this group has requested financial aid from ALIDé to boost their business.

The group's representative, Séraphine, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 41 years old and married. Séraphine did not attend school. The couple have six children, all in school and in their care. Séraphine lives together with her husband and children. The couple share in covering the different household expenses.

To help meet the different needs of the family, Séraphine has been selling corn and yams door to door for eight years. This business enables her to support herself without much trouble. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and her revenues, Séraphine, along with the other members of the group SELOME 3, is requesting a third loan from ALIDé. The first two loans were indeed repaid.
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Le groupe SELOME 3 est composé de huit personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. C'est la troisième 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 Séraphine est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Séraphine est âgée de 41 ans et est mariée. Séraphine n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Le couple a six enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Séraphine 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, Séraphine vend depuis huit ans du maïs et de l'igname de façon ambulante. Cette activité lui permet de répondre sans grande difficulté à ses besoins. Séraphine 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, Séraphine sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe SELOME 3, un troisième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les deux premiers prêts 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
  • 494.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Selome 3 Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy sacks of yams and corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 25, 2013