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Madeleine K. was born in Cotonou on June 3rd, 1979. She went to school until grade 4, at which time she chose to leave school. She apprenticed as a seamstress for three years and after four years of training, she received her diploma. She worked as a seamstress for three years, then decided to join her mother in selling chickens at the Dantokpa market. She then started selling lingerie, ready-to-wear clothing and various other articles. She is asking for this, her second loan, to bolster her business. She plans to purchase shoes, plastic bags, vegetable oil and rice. She is married to Marc Sehounon and is the mother of twins named Chadrac and Mechac.
Dame K. Madeleine est née le 03/06/1979 à Cotonou. Elle a fréquenté jusqu'en classe de CM1 où elle abandonna de don propre gré. Elle alla 3 ans après en apprentissage de couture et reçut son diplôme après 4 ans de formation. Elle exerça le métier pendant 3 ans et abandonna au profit de la vente de poulet avec sa maman au marché dantokpa. Elle s'est ensuite mise dans la vente de lingerie, des tenues prêt à porter et divers d'autres articles. Elle sollicite ce 2ème prêt pour renforcer son activité. Elle compte s'approvisionner en chaussure, emballages sachets, huile végétale, riz. Mariée à SEHOUNON Marc, elle a des jumeaux Chadrac et Mechac.

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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
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  • $4,467,950
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  • 489.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Madeleine to buy 4 dozen shoes; 6 dozen plastic bags; 1-25kg bag of rice; 1-25L drum of vegetable oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009