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Gbehigbenan 3 Group
In this Group: Affi Marthe, Sêgbé N'kpin Akouavi, Pauline, Julienne, Hélène, Clémentine, Alice, Thérèse, Kobilé Sophie Brigitte, Wossilatou, Mathilde Dohoué
GBEHIGBENAN 3 is a group of eleven persons who reside in the same district. The group's representative, Affi Marthe (with her hand raised in the photo), is 37 years old and married to Aristide. The couple have three children, all in school and in their care. Affi Marthe lives with her husband and children. The couple jointly ensure that the household expenses are covered. For this reason, Affi Marthe has been selling food (rice, polenta) and various other products in the region for ten years. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin

With the goal of bolstering her business, Affi Marthe is joining with the other members of the group to request a third ALIDé loan. The previous loans were indeed paid back.
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GBEHIGBENAN 3 est un groupement de onze personnes, qui résident dans le même quartier. La représente du groupe, nommée Affi Marthe(celle qui a la main levée sur la photo) est âgée de 37 ans. Affi Marthe est mariée à Aristide. Le couple a trois enfants,tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Affi Marthe vit avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les charges du ménage. C'est pour cette raison que Affi Marthe vend de la nourriture (riz, pâte de maïs) et d'autres produits divers dans sa région depuis dix ans. Affi Marthe s'approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans le but de renforcer son activité, Affi Marthe s’associe avec les autres membres de son groupement pour solliciter un troisième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les prêts antérieurs ont été bien remboursés.

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
  • 513.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gbehigbenan 3 Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to purchase staple foods (rice, corn, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2014