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Jocelyne G. was born in 1947 and has lived for thirty nine years in the Cadjehoun neighborhood of Cotonou, the economic capital of Bénin. Jocelyne is a widow with three children who are in school, two of whom she is supporting. Jocelyne meets the family's expenses alone. To meet her childrens' needs Jocelyne started selling corn and firewood twenty years ago, and she also has a telephone booth in front of her house where she sells telephone airtime refills. Jocelyne gets her supplies in Dantokpa, the international market of Bénin. She is a former client of Alidé, having benefited from three loans that she repaid correctly to Alidé. Jocelyne is requesting a fourth loan from Alidé to increase her business and to meet the numerous needs of her customers.
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G. Jocelyne est née en 1947 et vit depuis trente neuf ans au quartier Cadjehoun à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Jocelyne est une veuve ayant trois enfants tous scolarisés dont deux sont à sa charge. Seule Jocelyne supporte les charges de la famille. Pour subvenir aux besoins de ses enfants, Jocelyne s’est mise depuis vingt ans dans la vente de maïs, de bois de chauffage et a également une cabine téléphonique où elle vend des recharges téléphoniques à la devanture de sa maison. Jocelyne s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. C’est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé ayant bénéficié de trois crédits qu’elle a bien remboursés à ALIDé. Jocelyne sollicite un quatrième crédit de ALIDé pour accroitre son activité et satisfaire la demande nombreuse de ses clients.

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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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 437.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Jocelyne purchase telephone refill cards, bags of corn, and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010