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Sêlomè Rosalie
ABAÏ Sêlomè Rosalie was born on December 30, 1961 in Zangnanado in southern Benin.  She has been residing for seven years in Cocotomey, not far from Cotonou, the economic capital of the Republic of Benin.  She is married to HOUNKANLIN Rock, a retiree of the Hotel Croix du Sud, and is the mother of three children, who are all in school.  Thanks to the revenues derived from her sales, Sêlomè Rosalie comes to her husband's aid to meet family expenses.

Sêlomè Rosalie sells condiments and various goods (canned food, milk, soaps, pasta, rice, etc.) out of her home in Cocotomey.  She purchases her different goods at Dantokpa, the grand international marketplace of Benin.  With five years of experience in this domain, she is on her second ALIDé loan.  The impact of her first load was to increase her sales figures.  In requesting a new loan, she has the ambition of growing her business further.
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ABAÏ Sêlomè Rosalie est née le 30 Décembre 1961 à Zangnanado au Sud du Bénin et réside depuis sept ans à Cocotomey non loin de Cotonou, Capitale Économique du Bénin. Mariée à HOUNKANLIN Rock un retraité de "l’hotel Croix du Sud", Sêlomè Rosalie est mère de trois enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. Grâce aux revenus tirés des produits de ses ventes, Sêlomè Rosalie vient en aide à son mari dans les charges de la famille. Sêlomè Rosalie vend des condiments et divers articles (boîtes de conserve, lait, savons, pâtes alimentaires, riz, etc.) à son domicile à Cocotomey. Sêlomè Rosalie achète ses différents produits à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Avec cinq ans d’expérience dans ce domaine, Sêlomè Rosalie est à son deuxième crédit à ALIDé. Le premier crédit a eu pour impact une augmentation de son chiffre d’affaire. En sollicitant à nouveau un crédit, Sêlomè Rosalie ambitionne accroître davantage son activité.

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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
  • 448.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Sêlomè Rosalie to buy three baskets of tomatoes, five boxes of canned milk, and two 50-kg sacks of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2010