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The meaning of Alidé in the local Fon language of Benin is, "there is always a path for the poorest of people." Benin is a small country in Western Africa, bordering with Nigeria, where GDP per capita is $1,500. Alidé (Kiva Field Partner) offers special loans with 0% interest to highly vulnerable people, and belongs to a group that is soon to launch a micro health insurance program.

Gisèle A. is 36 years old and is married to Firmin Anago. They have four children: Frida, Purderria, Doriane and Naomie, all of whom have attended school. Gisèle has been a hairdresser for ten years and she also sells cosmetic products. Her other loans have allowed her to increase her business activities, and in the future she would like to start buying her goods wholesale.

La signification d’ALIDé en langue locale du Bénin, le Fon, est « un chemin existe toujours pour les plus pauvres ». Le Bénin est un petit pays de l’Afrique d’Ouest à coté du Nigeria où le PIB par habitant est à $1,500. ALIDé offre les prêts spéciaux a 0% d’intérêt aux gens très vulnérables et il est dans un groupe qui lancent bientôt un programme de la microassurance santé.

Gisèle a 36 ans et elle s’est mariée avec ANAGO Firmin. Ils ont 4 enfants : Frida, Purderria, Doriane et Naomie. Tous sont scolarisés. Gisèle est coiffeuse depuis 10 ans et elle vend également les produits cosmétiques. Ses autres crédits lui ont permis d’augmenter son niveau d’activité. Dans la futur, elle voudrait commencer par acheter ses marchandises en gros.

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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Gisèle to buy cosmetic products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009