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Bonin Colette
Mrs. Bonin Colette O. D. sells ice, cold water, ice pops, and refrigerated beverages at her home. She is married and is the mother of 3 children. Bola (13) is no longer enrolled in school, Hamidath (10) is in fourth grade, and Mouba (7) is in second grade. Since she lacks the financial means to expand her drinks sales, Mrs. O. D. is requesting her third loan to acquire a refrigerator which will permit her to increase her production and better satisfy her clientele.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva volunteer

Dame O. D. Bonin Colette est vendeuse de glâce, d'eau fraîche,des sucettes et de la boisson fraîche à la maison. Elle est mariée et mère de trois enfants dont Bola âgée de 13 ans a cessé de fréquenter, Hamidath âgée de 10 ans est élève en classe de CM2, Mouba âgé de 7 ans est en classe de CP2. Faute de moyens financier pour renforcer la ventede la boissons, elle sollicite son troisième crédit pour acquérir un réfrigérateur qui lui permettra d'augmenter sa production et de satisfaire au mieux ses clients.

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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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 423.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Bonin Colette purchase of a freezer

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100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009