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La Paix 1 Group
In this Group: Afiavi Célestine, Pauline, Brigitte
The La Paix [Peace] 1 group consists of three individuals living in the same neighborhood. The group’s representative, Afiavi Celestine, is the one raising her hand in the photo, is 53 years old. Afiavi Celestine is a widow and the mother of five children, all in school and in her care. Afiavi Celestine leaves alone with her children and provides for family needs on her own. Afiavi Celestine never attended school. She sells canned food and condiments out of her home. She has been in this business for about eight years. She stocks up in various regions of Benin. In order to expand her business, Afiavi Celestine would like to expand her stock of goods, which will allow her to better meet customers’ expectations. In order to do so, Afiavi Celestine, together with the other members of the La Paix 1 group, is seeking her fourth loan from ALIDé. The prior loans have been duly repaid.
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Le groupe LA PAIX 1 est formé de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante de ce groupe, Afiavi Célestine, celle dont la main est levée sur la photo est âgée de 53 ans. Afiavi Célestine est une veuve et mère de cinq enfants, tous scolarisés et à sa charge. Afiavi Célestine vit seule avec ses enfants et assure seule ses diverses charges. Afiavi Célestine n’a pas fréquenté l'école. Afiavi Célestine vend des conserves et des condiments à son domicile. Il y a environs huit ans que Afiavi Célestine exerce cette activité. Afiavi Célestine s’approvisionne dans des régions du Bénin. En vue de rehausser le niveau de son activité, Afiavi Célestine ambitionne agrandir son stock de vente; ce qui lui permettra de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle. Pour ce faire, Afiavi Célestine sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe LA PAIX 1, un quatrième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les crédits précédemment reçus ont été bien remboursés.

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
  • 502.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Paix 1 Group's $875 loan helped a member to buy canned food and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013