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Gisele B. is married to Charles AMINOU and they have four children together, named Sese, Carmen, Elise, and Hubert. All the children are in school. Gisele has been selling beauty products and weaves for 5 years. She supplies herself at the Marché Dantokpa, the principal market in West Africa. In the future, she would like to strengthen her basic working capital.

The meaning of ALIDE in the local language of Benin, Fon, is "there is always a path for the poorest." Benin is a small country in West Africa next to Nigeria, and its GDP per capita is $1,500. ALIDE offers special zero-interest loans to highly vulnerable people, and it is part of a group that will soon launch a micro health insurance program.

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.

B. Gisele s’est mariée avec AMINOU Charles et ils ont quatre enfants ensemble qui s’appellent Sese, Carmen, Elise, et Hubert. Tous ses enfants sont scolarisés. Gisele vend les produits de beauté et les mèches depuis 5 ans. Elle s’approvisionne au Marché Dantokpa, le marché principal de l’Afrique d’Ouest. Dans le futur elle voudrait renforcer ses fonds de roulement.

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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
  • 506.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

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