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Mayé is 45 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a man named Anatole.

Mayé and her husband have one child, who goes to school. Besides their child, they also have another child in their care.

The couple jointly takes care of the various needs of the household.

Mayé never attended school. For the past twenty-two years, she has been selling various goods and, additionally, phone recharge cards. She buys her goods in a town in Benin and sells in her own shop, in Benin.

Thanks to the income she makes through this activity, Mayé contributes to her family's various expenses.

In order to meet the needs of an increasing number of customers, she is requesting a fifth loan from ALIDé. Her previous loans have been duly repaid.
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Mayé est âgée de 45 ans et vit au Bénin. Mayé est mariée à un certain Anatole. Le couple a un enfant qui est scolarisé. En plus de leur enfant, le couple a un autre enfant à charge. Mayé et son mari subviennent ensemble aux différents besoins du ménage. Mayé n'a pas fréquenté l'école. Il y a vingt deux ans environs que Mayé mène comme activité la vente de produits divers et des cartes de recharge téléphoniques de façon secondaire dans sa boutique au Bénin. Mayé achète ses produits dans une ville du Bénin. Grâce au revenu que lui génère cette activité, Mayé contribue aux différentes dépenses de sa famille. Pour satisfaire aux besoins de sa clientèle de plus en plus grandissante, Mayé sollicite pour une cinquième fois un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les crédits reçus antérieurement par Mayé ont été bien remboursés.

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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
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 517.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mayé to buy phone recharge cards and other various goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 20, 2013