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Ms. Antoinette H. is married to François MITCHODJEHOUN, a city taxi driver who became mentally ill three or more years ago. She is the mother of five children, three of whom are in her care and attending school in grades 7, 5, and 2, respectively. Ms. Antoinette H. was born on October 25, 1976 in COTONOU and resides in the same city, in the GBEDJEWIN district. Her main business was selling porridge for four years. Last September, she requested a loan of 20,000 (francs) to increase her business by selling cakes. Her daily receipts come to at least 3,500 francs CFA. Thanks to her improvements, she is presently requesting a fifth loan of 100,000 francs CFA to make bulk purchases and to improve her family's situation.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva volunteer

Dame H. Antoinette est mariée à MITCHODJEHOUN François qui fût conducteur de taxi urbain mais devenu malade mental depuis plus de 3 ans. Elle est mère de 5 enfants dont 3 sont à sa charge et tous scolarisés respectivement en classe de 5ème, CM2 et CEI. Dame H. Antoinette est née le 25 octobre 1976 à COTONOU et réside dans la même ville au quartier GBEDJEWIN. Elle avait pour activité principale la vente de bouillie depuis 4 ans. Elle a sollicité au mois de septembre dernier un prêt de 20000 pour augmenter son activité par la vente de gâteaux. Elle fait une recette journalière de 3500fcfa au moins. Grâce à son évolution, elle sollicite à présent un 5ème crédit de 100000 FCFA pour effectuer des achats en gros et pour améliorer la situation de sa famille.

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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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 419.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Antoinette to buy two sacks of corn, one sack of sugar, one sack of flour, and 10 kg of peanuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2008
Jun 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009