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Djidemi Group
In this Group: Pépi , Mauricianne, Sidonie, Léa, Léa
The DJIDEMI group is comprised of five people who live in the same neighborhood. The group representative, Pépi, is the one with her hand raised in the photo.

Pépi is 52 and lives in Benin. Pépi did not attend school. Pépi is a widow with six children who all go to school. Only one child is still under her supervision. Pépi lives with this dependent child and takes care of this child’s various needs.

In order to do this, Pépi has been selling cashew nuts for 20 or so years through the distribution system.

Pépi buys her supplies in a market in Benin. With the goal of satisfying her clients and in order to grow her sales and revenues, Pépi, along with the other members of the DJIDEMI group, is asking for a second loan with ALIDé.
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Le groupe DJIDEMI est composé de cinq personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Pépi est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Pépi est âgée de 52 ans et vit au Bénin. Pépi n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Pépi est une veuve ayant six enfants, tous scolarisés, dont seulement un reste à sa charge. Pépi vit avec le seul enfant qui lui reste à charge, et assure seule ses différents besoins. Pour y arriver, Pépi vend depuis une vingtaine d’année des noix d’acajous par le système de distribution. Pépi 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, Pépi sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe DJIDEMI, un deuxième 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
  • 519.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Djidemi Group's $500 loan helped a member acheter des noix d'acajous.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013