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Alogojesuton 8 Group
In this Group: Marcelline, Romaine, Odette, Philomène, Angélique, Victoire, Viviane, Tognanho, Véronique, Marcelline, Assiba, Martine Victoire, Aline, Irma Flore, Marcelline, Hortense Danvo, Patricia, Bernadette, Akouavi Espérance Victoire, A. Clarisse
Alogojesuton 8 is a group with 20 members, who all live in the same neighborhood and belong to the same association. The group’s representative is called Marcelline (pictured with her hand raised in the photo), and she is 50 years of age. Marcelline is married to Anatole, and together they have five people under their care, four of whom are their own children (some of them are at school). Marcelline lives with her children and her husband, and together the couple provides for the various household expenses.

Marcelline did not go to school. To cover her various expenses, she has worked for five years selling miscellaneous products, cool-boxes, bags, and shoes, which she purchases in a market in Benin.

In order to better meet the needs of her ever-growing customer base, as well as to make more profits, Marcelline has requested her first loan from ALIDé along with the other members of the Alogojesuton 8 group.
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ALOGOJESUTON 8 est un groupement composé de vingt personnes qui résident dans le même quartier et appartiennent à une même association. La représentante du groupement du nom de Marcelline (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 50 ans. Marcelline est mariée à un certain Anatole. Le couple a cinq personne à leur charge, dont quatre sont leurs propres enfants. Certains parmi ces enfants sont scolarisés. Marcelline vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple assure ensemble les charges de la maison. Marcelline n'a pas fréquenté l’école. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Marcelline mène comme activité la vente de produits divers,des glacières, des sacs et des chaussures depuis cinq ans. Marcelline achète ses produits dans un marché du Bénin. Dans le but de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle de plus en plus nombreuses et de se faire plus de profit, Marcelline sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe ALOGOJESUTON 8, un premier crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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
  • 502.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Alogojesuton 8 Group's $3,000 loan helped a member to buy cool-boxes, bags, shoes and other miscellaneous products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013