Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Médéssè Catherine
Médéssè Catherine is 33 years old and is married to an electrician named Epiphane. Médéssè Catherine did not go to school. The couple has three children, all in school and under their care. Médéssè Catherine helps her husband by taking care of the diverse family responsibilities together with him.

For about 10 years, Médéssè Catherine has been selling fish in her region. On the other hand Médéssè Catherine buys her products in another region of Bénin. This is the fourth time that Médéssè Catherine is requesting a loan from ALIDé, a loan that will help her to raise the level of her business and better satisfy her clientèle. The previous loans were well repaid.
View original language description ↓
Médéssè Catherine est agée de 33 ans et est mariée à un électricien du nom de Epiphane. Médéssè Catherine n'a pas fréquenté l'école. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Médéssè Catherine vient en aide à son mari en supportant avec lui les diverses charges familiales. Depuis dix ans environs, Médéssè Catherine mène comme activité la vente de poissons dans sa région. Par contre Médéssè Catherine achète ses produits dans une autre région du Bénin. C’est la quatrième fois que Médéssè Catherine sollicite auprès de ALIDé un crédit, crédit qui lui servira à élever le niveau de son activité et à mieux satisfaire sa clientèle. Les crédits antérieurs 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
    View loans »
    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 522.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Médéssè Catherine to buy fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013