At 30 years of age, Mrs. Djahéli H. is married and has 3 children, 2 of whom are in school. A very dynamic woman, she puts all her energy into her business. She has been selling a paste, known as "kom" in Agbodjèdo, for more than two years, and other food goods. This paste, made from a maize base, is accompanied by a spicy fish sauce. This paste is highly prized by the residents of Cotonou, especially those who are of "Guin" ethnicity. She is asking for this loan to stop having to buy maize at retail, so as to increase her profits.
Translated from French by Vilas Menon, Kiva Volunteer
Agée de 30 ans, dame H. Djahéli est mariée et mère de trois enfants dont 2 scolarisés. Femme très dynamique, elle met toute son énergie dans son activité. Elle vend la pâte localement appelée "kom" à Agbodjèdo il y a plus de deux ans et des produits vivriers. Cette pâte faite à base de maïs est accompagnée d'une sauce au poisson assez pimentée. Cette pâte est très admirée par les habitants de Cotonou surtout ceux qui sont de l'ethnie "Guin". Elle sollicite ce prêt pour rompre avec l'achat de maïs au détail afin de majorer ses bénéfices.
About AlidéAlidé 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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