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Sohoueto 2 Group
In this Group: Sosthène Théophilia, Koudirath, Gbélonou Eugénie, Viviane, Chantal, Emilienne Kai, Ablavi, Corine, Alice, Estelle, Claudette, Sonakpon Philomène, Nadège, Ginette Cica, Estelle, Ablavi Charlotte, Adèle, Yasmine Sèdami, Nicole Sègbèdé, Honorine, Assibavi Pierrette, Christine Dado, Véronique, Agossi Pauline, Viviane, Gwladys, Afia Rosaline, Ayékpoona Adeline Prisca, Mathilde, Edwige, Rose, Nathalie, Armandine, Véronique Prisca*, Valérine*
* not pictured
Sohoueto 2 is a group of 35 people, who all live in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative is called Sosthène Théophilia (pictured with her hand raised in the photo), and she is 36 years of age. She is married to Thomas, and the couple has two children, one at school and under the care of the couple.

Sosthène Théophilia and her husband live with their child, and together ensure that the child’s various needs are met. Sosthène Théophilia finished her education during elementary school, and now works as a hairdresser in her salon as her main business. In addition, she also sells hair extensions and hair products. She is passionate about this business, and it allows her to provide for herself and her children.

Sosthène Théophilia buys her supplies in a market in Benin. In order to satisfy her customers, and with the aim of increasing her working capital, she has requested her first loan along with the other members of the Sohoueto 2 group. This loan will allow them to better meet their customers’ requests, as well as to make more profits.
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SOHOUETO 2 est un groupement de trente cinq personnes, dont les membres résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, Sosthène Théophilia (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 36 ans et est mariée à un certain Thomas. Le couple a deux enfants, dont un scolarisé et à leur charge. Sosthène Théophilia et son mari vivent ensemble avec leur enfant et assurent ensemble les différentes charges de leur enfant. Sosthène Théophilia a arrêté l’école au cours primaire. Il y a cinq ans environs que Sosthène Théophilia exerce comme activité principale, la coiffure dans son atelier. Parallèlement à cette activité, Sosthène Théophilia vend des mèches et des produits de cheveux. Sosthène Théophilia exerce cette activité passionnément, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de son enfant. Sosthène Théophilia 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, Sosthène Théophilia sollicite un premier crédit avec les autres membres du groupe SOHOUETO 2. 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
  • 499.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sohoueto 2 Group's $1,425 loan helped a member to buy hair extensions and hair products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013