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Bon Pasteur Group
In this Group: Gimadé Marguerite, Ines Juliette Conforte Fifamè, Modukpe Rachelle
The "Bon Pasteur" group is made up of 3 friends who belong to the same mutual funds group. This is the fifth time that this group is requesting financial support from ALIDé, in order to increase their business levels.

The group's representative, Gimadé Marguerite, is the woman with her hand raised in the picture. She is 39 years old and married to a driver called Emmanuel. Gimadé Marguerite did not go to school. The couple have 2 children, both of whom attend school. Gimadé Marguerite and her husband provide for the various family expenses together. Gimadé Marguerite has been selling various items (like charcoal, soap and eggs) on the street for nearly 7 years. She gets her supplies in her area.

Gimadé Marguerite is requesting another loan, together with the other members of the "Bon Pasteur" group, so that she can satisfy her clientèle and increase her revenue.
Le groupe BON PASTEUR est composé de trois personnes qui sont des amies et qui appartiennent à un même groupe de tontine. C'est la cinquième fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de son activité. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Gimadé Marguerite est celle qui a le doigt levé sur la photo. Gimadé Marguerite est âgée de 39 ans et est mariée à un chauffeur du nom de Emmanuel. Gimadé Marguerite n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Le couple a deux enfants, tous scolarisés. Gimadé Marguerite et son mari assurent ensemble les différentes charges de la famille. Depuis près de sept ans, Gimadé Marguerite vend divers articles (charbon de bois, savons, œufs) de façon ambulante. Gimadé Marguerite s’approvisionne dans sa région. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son revenu, Gimadé Marguerite sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe BON PASTEUR, un autre crédit.

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
  • 501.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bon Pasteur Group's $1,175 loan helped a member to buy various items like soap and eggs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 18, 2013