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Sohoueto Group
In this Group: Thomasia, Amélie, Eugénie Akouavi, Justine, Marie, Parfaite, Arscène Victoire Bai, Maia, Abiba, Antama, Albertine, Eugénie Théodora M. A. S., Célestine, Sandra Florly Diane F, Odile, Nelly Sylvie, Gisèle, Julienne, Sylvie
The group SOHOUETO is composed of nineteen persons who reside in the same district. This is the second time this group has requested financial aid from ALIDé to boost business. The group's representative, Thomasia, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 54 years old and married to a man named Antoine. The couple have two children, both in school and in their care. In addition to their children, the couple have another child to support. Thomasia lives together with her children and husband. The diverse household expenses are covered by the couple.

Thomasia dropped out of secondary school. To cover diverse household expenses, she has been selling beverages at a refreshment stand and at her home for seven years. This is a business that brings in significant revenues. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and revenues, Thomasia is requesting, along with the other members of the group SOHOUETO, a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was indeed paid back.
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Le groupement SOHOUETO est composé de dix neuf personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. C'est la deuxième fois que ce groupement sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de leur activité. La représentante de ce groupement, du nom de Thomasia est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Thomasia est âgée de 54 ans et est mariée à un certain Antoine. Le couple a deux enfants tous scolarisés et à leur charge. En plus de leurs enfants, le couple a un autre enfant à charge. Thomasia vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Les diverses charges de la maison sont assurées par le couple. Thomasia a arrêté l’école au niveau secondaire. Afin de subvenir aux diverses charges du ménage, Thomasia vend depuis sept ans, des boissons dans une buvette et à son domicile. Cette activité lui procure des revenus non négligeables. Thomasia s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaire et son revenu, Thomasia sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupement SOHOUETO, un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Le premier crédit a été bien remboursé.

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
  • 526.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sohoueto Group's $4,075 loan helped a member to purchase cases of beverages to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 11, 2014