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A. Odette is married and the mother of four children. Three of them are, respectively, 12, 8, and 5 years old, and they go to school. The fourth one, who is 10 months old, remains at home. Odette's husband is a security agent, and she lives with her family in Cotonou, the largest city and the economic capital of Benin.

In Cotonou, Odette sells various goods, including flour, peanuts, potable water, and beauty products, such as nail polish. She sells these things at her house and on the side of the road. She started this business five years ago. She is seeking a loan with ALIDé to increase her business and to buy more of the goods she sells. In the future, Odette would like to open a shop in which she can sell merchandise.
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A. Odette est mariée et mère de quatre enfants. Trois de ses enfants sont âges respectivement de 12, 8, 5 ans et vont à l’école. Le quatrième enfant qui a 10 mois reste avec sa mère. Le mari d’Odette est agent de sécurité. Odette habite avec sa famille à Cotonou, la ville le plus grande et la capitale économique du Bénin.

À Cotonou, Odette vend des produits diverses y compris de farine, arachides, l’eau potable et des produites esthétiques comme vernis à ongles. Odette vend ces choses chez elle et au bord de la rue. Odette a commencé cette activité il y a cinq ans. Odette cherche un prêt de ALIDé pour augmenter son activité et acheter plus des produits qu’elle vend. Dans le future, Odette voudrait ouvrir une boutique dans laquelle elle peut vendre sa marchandise.

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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
  • 464.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Odette to buy beauty products, flour, peanuts, and potable water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2009
Jul 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010