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T. Marie was born on October 2, 1970 in Cotonou, economic capital of Bénin. Marie comes from the township of Abomey-Calavi. She is married to Honvou Siméon, who is an employee of the US Embassy in Bénin.

Marie is the mother of 3 children: Loïc, Antoine and Denise, all enrolled in school. Marie lives in Hêvié, a settlement situated some kilometers from Cotonou. She did studies in printing and computer sciences and was a secretary for 8 years in a transit company.

Today, Marie sells used clothing and all sorts of other bargain items from the West (clothing, shoes, electric appliances, etc.) in a little shop in the family home of her husband in the Agontinkon neighborhood in Cotonou. Marie is requesting her first loan from ALIDé to expand her business so as to satisfy the needs of her clientele.
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T. Marie est née le 02/10/1970 à Cotonou, Capitale Économique du Bénin. Marie est originaire de la Commune d'Abomey-Calavi. Marie est mariée à HONVOU Siméon, employé à l'ambassade des USA au Bénin.
Marie est mère de trois enfants: Loïc, Antoine et Denise tous scolarisés. Marie habite Hêvié, une agglomération située à quelques kilomètres de Cotonou. Marie a fait une formation en imprimerie et en informatique et elle a été secrétaire pendant huit ans dans ne société de transis. Aujourd'hui, Marie vend de la friperie et toute sorte d'articles d'occasion venus de l'Occident(vêtement, chaussures, appareils électroménagers, etc.) dans une boutique au domicile familial de son mari au quartier Agontinkon à Cotonou. Marie sollicite ce premier crédit à ALIDé pour agrandir son activité afin de mieux répondre aux attentes de sa clientèle.

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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
  • 468.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Marie purchase of 4 bales of used clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2009
May 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010