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Sena 1 Group
In this Group: Antoinette Pélagie, Kafilath Morayô, Bossèdé Justine
The Sena 1 group is made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood. The representative of this group, named Antoinette Pélagie, is the one pictured with her hand raised. This is the fifth time this group is requesting financial assistance from ALIDé in order to raise the level of their business.

Antoinette Pélagie is 35 years old and a widow. She is the mother of 4 children, all of whom attend school and are in her care. In order to provide for her children, she sells fried yams and bean pastries from her home. She stocks up in Benin. In order to grow her business and to better respond to the demands of her customers, Antoinette Pélagie hopes to obtain this fifth financing, together with the other members of the Sena 1 group. Their previous loans have all been fully repaid.
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Le groupe SENA 1 est formé de trois personnes qui habitent dans le même quartier. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Antoinette Pélagie, est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. C’est la cinquième fois que ce groupe sollicite l’appui financier de ALIDé en vue d’élever le niveau de leur activité. Antoinette Pélagie est âgée de 35 ans et est une veuve. Antoinette Pélagie est mère de quatre enfants, tous scolarisés et à sa charge. Afin de contribuer aux charges des enfants, Antoinette Pélagie vend de l'igname frit et des beignets de haricot à son domicile. Antoinette Pélagie s’approvisionne au Bénin. Dans le but de renforcer son activité et de mieux répondre à la demande de sa clientèle, Antoinette Pélagie désire obtenir un cinquième financement, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe SENA 1. Les crédits précédents 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 Sena 1 Group's $1,275 loan helped a member to purchase beans and yams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014