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Sohoueto 1 Group
In this Group: Félicienne, Victorine, Germaine, Véronique, Akou Véronique, Antoinette Lydie, Philomène, Florence, M. Marie, Odile, Emilie, Virginie Metowouin, Cathérine, Kai Reine, Sylvie
The group SOHOUETO 1 is composed of fifteen persons who reside in the same district. The group's representative, Félicienne, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. With the goal of boosting business in order to cope better with customer demands, this group is requesting financial support from ALIDé for a second time.

Félicienne did not attend school. She is 41 years old and married to a man named Christophe. The couple have three children, all in school and in their care. She and her husband live together with their children and jointly ensure that the diverse family expenses are covered.

To help with diverse family needs, Félicienne has been making soap (made from soda and palm oil) which she sells by delivery and by going door to door. Parallel to this business, she has been selling personal care products (toothpaste and toothbrushes) for about two years. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin and in her region.

With the goal of bolstering their business and satisfying their customers further, Félicienne and the other members of the group SOHOUETO 1 are requesting a second loan from ALIDé. Their ambition is to increase their level of business. The first loan was indeed paid back.
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Le groupement SOHOUETO 1 est composé de quinze personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante de ce groupement, du nom de Félicienne est celle ayant une main levée sur la photo. Dans le but de rehausser le niveau de leur activité afin de mieux faire face à la demande de leur clientèle, ce groupement sollicite pour une deuxième fois l'appui financier de ALIDé. Félicienne n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Félicienne est âgée de 41 ans et est mariée à un certain Christophe. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Félicienne et son mari vivent ensemble avec leurs enfants et assurent ensemble les diverses de la famille. Pour contribuer aux divers besoins de sa famille, Félicienne prépare des savons (à base de soude et d'huile de palme) qu'elle vend par livraison et aussi de façon ambulante. Parallèlement à cette activité, Félicienne vend des produits de soins (dentifrices et brosses à dents) depuis deux ans environs. Félicienne s'approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin et dans sa région. Dans le but de renforcer leur activité et de mieux satisfaire leur clientèle, Félicienne et les autres membres du groupement SOHOUETO 1 sollicitent un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Leur ambition est d’accroître le niveau de leur activité. Le premier prêt 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 1 Group's $2,400 loan helped a member to purchase soda and palm oil for making soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013