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Mrs. Rachidatou I. was born on June 20, 1974 in Cotonou. Originally from Cana in the Zou district, she attended school up to 7th grade and left off of her own accord. After she left school, she helped her aunt sell various consumables. At the age of 25, she struck out on her own and began selling gari (flour made from cassava) and grilled peanuts, and then began to sell other staples as well: tinned goods, pasta, etc. She is requesting this second loan to bolster her little business. She intends to stock up on soap, tinned goods, and pasta. She is married to Mamoudou Adenka and has four children.
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Dame I. Rachidatou est née le 20/06/1974 à Cotonou. Originaire de Cana dans le zou, elle a fréquenté jusqu'en classe de 6ème et abandonna sur sa propre volonté. Après son abandon des classes, elle aida sa tante dans la vente de divers articles de consommation. Elle s'est mise à son propre compte à l'àge de 25 ans et elle se livrait à la vente du gari, d'arachide grillé et ensuite a ajouté à cette activité la vente de divers d'autres articles de grande consommation: les conserves, les pâtes alimentaires, etc. Elle sollicite ce 2ème prêt pour renforcer son activité. Elle compte s'approvisionner en savons, conserves et les pâtes alimentaires. Elle est mariée à ADENKA Mamoudou et a 4 enfants.

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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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 489.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Rachidatou purchasing 1/2 case of soap, 1/2 case of pasta, and 1/2 case of tinned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009