Sourou Philomène is married to a gardener named Victor. The couple has five children, three of whom are in their care. All of the children are attending school. Sourou Philomène lives together with her husband and children. The couple works together to provide for the different needs of the household.
In order to meet the various needs of the household, Sourou Philomène has been selling corn, fish, and peanut oil from her home for five years. She buys her stock at a market in Bénin. Thanks to the profits she has earned through this business, she contributed to the various expenses of her household.
To satisfy her ever-growing clientele, Sourou Philomène is asking for a loan via ALIDé for the fifth time along with the other members of the Edjeromede Group. The previously issued loans were properly repaid.
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