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Gbenonkpo Group
In this Group: Antoinette , Cathérine, Odile
Gbenonkpo is a group with three members, all of whom live in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative is called Antoinette (pictured with her hand raised in the photo), and she is married. The couple has four children, all of whom are at school and under their care.

Antoinette and her husband live together with their children, and ensure that they are provided for. Antoinette did not spend very long at school and, to contribute to paying the different household expenses, she has worked selling various products (canned goods) for the past 10 years. She is passionate about this business, and it allows her to provide for herself and her children.

Antoinette gets her supplies in a market in Benin. In order to satisfy her customers and increase her working capital, she has requested a first loan along with the other members of the Gbenonkpo group. This loan will allow them to better meet their customers’ requests, as well as to make more profits.
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GBENONKPO est un groupe de trois personnes, dont les membres résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, Antoinette (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est mariée. Le couple a quatre enfants tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Antoinette et son mari vivent ensemble avec les enfants et assurent ensemble les différentes charges des enfants. Antoinette a peu fréquenté l’école. Pour contribuer aux divers charges,
Antoinette vend depuis dix ans, divers produits (conserves). Antoinette exerce cette activité passionnément, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. Antoinette s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et en vue d'augmenter son fonds de roulement, Antoinette sollicite un premier crédit avec les autres membres du groupe GBENONKPO. Ce crédit leur servira à mieux répondre aux demandes de leur clientèle et à se faire plus de profits.

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
  • 513.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gbenonkpo Group's $450 loan helped a member to buy various products (canned goods).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 24, 2013