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Sidikatou M. is 37 years old and married to Imorou Bagoudou. She has 3 children in school. She sells onions that she buys from vendors in the north of Benin and elsewhere. She currently has a small store in the Slaughterhouse Market, and is the sole vendor to supply large quantities of onions. She seeks this loan to better serve her clients.

Alidé means “another path always exists for the most poor” in Fon, the principal tribal language of Cotonou, Benin. Benin is a small country in West Africa sandwiched between Togo and Nigeria. GDP per capita stands at $1,500 and poverty is endemic to the capital city of Cotonou. Alidé operates seven different locations in and around Cotonou to ensure that those who need help can help themselves through small loans.

Agée de 37ans, dame M. Sidikatou est mariée à BAGOUDOU Imorou, elle est mere de 03 enfants,tous scolarisés elle vend de l'oignon qu'elle achète aupres des commerçants venu du nord et ailleurs. Actuellement disposant d'une boutique dans le marché de l'abattoir et actuellement la seule à fournir de l'oignon en grande quantité,elle a sollicité le renouvellement de son pret pour servir à mieux ses clients.

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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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 516.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Sidikatou purchase of 40 baskets of 40 onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009