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Solange S. was born on April 23, 1968. She is married to Ahanhanzo Armand GLELE and has five children, ages 20, 18, 16, 14, and 3, who are all in school. She herself had been provided with a primary school education and has been working for ten years. In the beginning, she sold various goods. Currently, she distributes them. Her customers order pagnes (colorful West African cloth), necklaces, and shoes that they buy from her. She acquires her stock in Lomé. Her husband has helped. The other Kiva loans have enabled her to expand her offering. In the future, she would like to open a fish shop and to sell various goods in bulk.
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S. Solange est née le 23 avril 1968. Elle s’est mariée avec GLELE Ahanhanzo Armand. Elle était scolarisées jusqu’au primaire. Elle a cinq enfants – 20, 18, 16, 14, et 3 ans, tous scolarisés. Elle gère une activité depuis 10 ans. Au début, elle a vendu le divers. Actuellement, elle fait la distribution des produits. Ses clients commandent les pagnes, les colliers, et les chaussures qu ‘ils les achètent chez elle. Elle achète ses produits a Lomé. Son mari a aidé avec sa commerce. Les autres prêts de Kiva lui a permis d’augmenter les articles. Dans l’avenir, elle voudrait ouvrir une poissonnerie et de vendre ses produits divers en gros.

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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 Solange to buy pagnes, necklaces, and shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009