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Pauline was born on November 22, 1976 in Sègbohouè. She is married to Henri, a photographer. Pauline and Henri have six children to support, including five of their own. Some of them are in school. Pauline and her family have been living in Cotonou for six years.

Pauline bears the family expenses along with her husband. Pauline is literate.

For five years, Pauline has been selling fritters (made from wheat flour) and corn porridge in front of her house. Dantokpa, the grand international marketplace of Benin, is where Pauline purchases her goods. She is on her seventh loan ALIDé and has repaid her loans. ALIDé loans have enabled her to improve her level of business, as well as her family’s living conditions. She’s requesting this loan to buy corn wholesale, wheat flour, and vegetable oil.
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Pauline est née le 22/11/1976 à Sègbohouè. Pauline est mariée à Henri, un photographe. Pauline et Henri ont six enfants à charge dont cinq qui sont leurs propres enfants. Certains de ces enfants sont scolarisés. Pauline supporte les charges de la famille avec son mari. Pauline est alphabétisée. Depuis cinq ans, Pauline vend de beignets faits à base de farine de blé et la bouillie de maïs devant sa maison. C’est à Dantokpa, grand marché international du Bénin que Pauline achète ses produits. Pauline est à son septième crédit avec ALIDé et Pauline rembourse très bien ses prêts. Les crédits d’ALIDé ont permis à Pauline d’améliorer le niveau de son activité ainsi que sa vie et celle de sa famille. Pauline sollicite ce prêt pour acheter en gros le maïs, la farine de blé et l’huile végétale.

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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
  • 464.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Pauline to buy corn and flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010