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Born around 1967 in ZANGNANADO in ZOU county in central Benin, Ms. Marie D. is married and a mother with one child to take care of. She is a distributor, wholesale as well as retail, of pagnes (colorful printed fabrics) of wide-ranging quality. An energetic individual, she has very good advantages in terms of selling power. Also, she enjoys a fair amount of fame among those close to her. Currently, she is experiencing some trouble because the demand is very strong, and the necessary goods to meet it are lacking, due to financial means. And so she is applying for this loan to resupply her inventory in order to meet the expectations of her customers.

Translated from French by Dan Kuey, Kiva Volunteer

Née vers les années 1967 à ZANGNANADO dans le département du ZOU au centre du BENIN, dame D. Marie est mariée et mère d’un enfant à charge. Elle est une distributrice en gros comme en détail de pagne de diverses qualités. Très dynamique, elle possède de très bons atouts en termes de force de vente. Aussi, jouit elle d’une notoriété non moins négligeable dans son entourage. Actuellement, dame D. Marie éprouve des difficultés car la demande est très forte et les produits nécessaires à cet effet manquent, faute de moyens financiers. Pour cela, elle sollicite ce crédit pour s’approvisionner afin de répondre aux attentes de sa clientèle.

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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
  • 412.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Marie to buy 25 lengths of pagne.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2008
May 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009