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H. Eliane
Eliane was born on January 2, 1972 in Cotonou, the economic capital of the Republic of Benin. She is married and the mother of three. Eliane has never attended school. Eliane was placed with one parent at a young age. She helped this parent to sell food and other heavily-consumed goods. After she was married, Eliane started off on her own selling sundry items: candies, cookies, canned foods (milk, sardines, tomatoes), sugar, pasta, soaps for the laundry, dishes, and bath, batteries, candles, etc. She is on her fifth loan with ALIDé and is requesting it in order to bolster her business and to respond better to the demands of her customers.
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Eliane est née le 02 Janvier 1972 à Cotonou, Capitale Économique de la République du Bénin. Eliane est mariée et mère de trois enfants. Eliane n’a jamais été à l’école. Eliane a été placée auprès d’un parent dès son jeune âge. Eliane a aidé cette parente à vendre la nourriture et autres articles de grande consommation. Après son mariage, Eliane s’est mise à son propre compte pour vendre les divers (Bonbons, biscuits, boîtes de lait, de sardines, de tomates, de sucres, les pâtes alimentaires, les savons de lessive, de vaisselle et de toilette, piles, bougies, etc.). Eliane est à son cinquième crédit avec ALIDé. Eliane sollicite ce prêt-ci pour renforcer son activité et mieux répondre à la demande 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 464.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped H. Eliane to buy: canned tomatoes, liqueurs, drums of vegetable oil, pasta, canned milk, and soaps for the laundry, dishes, and bath.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 2, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010