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Ayissogbe Group
In this Group: Colette , Madeleine Kohonou, Romaine
Ayissogbe is a three-person group whose members live in the same neighborhood. The group representative, Colette (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 34 years old.

Colette did not go to school and is married to Martin. The couple has four dependent children - some of whom go to school. The couple lives with their children and takes care of the household expenses together.

In order to meet the needs of her children, Colette has been baking wheat flour cakes and selling them out of her home for nearly 10 years.

Colette gets her supplies in a city in Benin. With the goal of growing her business and being more competitive on the market, Colette would like to increase her stock of supplies. This will allow her to grow her turnover and revenues.

For this reason, Colette and the other members of the Ayissogbe group, are requesting another loan with ALIDé. The previous loans have been repaid.
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AYISSOGBE est un groupe de trois personnes, dont les membres résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, Colette (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 34 ans. Colette n’a pas fréquenté l’école et est mariée à un certain Martin. Le couple a quatre enfants, dont certains scolarisés et tous à leur charge. Le couple vit ensemble avec les enfants et assure ensemble les diverses charges du ménage. Colette, pour subvenir aux besoins des enfants, confectionne depuis près dix ans, des gâteaux (à base de farine de blé) qu’elle vend à son domicile. Colette s’approvisionne dans une ville du Bénin. Dans le but d’agrandir son activité et pour être plus compétitive sur le marché, Colette désire augmenter le stock de ses produits ; ce qui lui permettra d’accroitre son chiffre d’affaire et son revenu. Pour cette raison, Colette sollicite un autre crédit auprès de ALIDé, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe AYISSOGBE. Les crédits précédemment consentis 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
  • 491.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ayissogbe Group's $1,550 loan helped a member buy wheat flour and vegetable oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014