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Henriette, age 52, is a widow who lives in Benin. She never attended school. She has no children or dependents.

She makes a living processing palm nuts, an activity she has been practicing for 30 years.

To achieve customer satisfaction and to boost her sales and revenue, she is seeking a first loan from ALIDé. She will use this credit to stock up on palm nuts and palm wine. This will help her to meet customer demand and to bolster her activity, which will increase her profits.
Henriette, âgée 52 ans vit au Bénin. Henriette n'a pas fréquenté l'école. Henriette est une veuve. Henriette n’a pas d’enfant et n'a personne à sa charge. Afin de faire face à ses besoins, Henriette mène comme activité la transformation de noix de palme depuis trente ans. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Henriette sollicite pour la première fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce prêt lui permettra certainement d’acheter des noix de palme et du vin de palme pour satisfaire la demande de ces clients et de rehausser le niveau de son activité en vue de 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Henriette to buy palm nuts and palm wine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013