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Rébecca B. was born around 1949 in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin. Rébecca is married and has six children, of whom three are in her care. All of Rébecca's children are in school. Rébecca lives alone with her children and supports the family by herself. For 25 years, Rébecca has lived in Ekpè, in the town of Sèmè-Podji in Benin. Rébecca never went to school. For twenty years, Rébecca has been selling charcoal at her home. To this, she has also added the sale of peanut oil, which she runs as a secondary business. It is at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, that Rébecca gets her supplies. Rébecca is a longtime client of ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners) who has repaid all her loans properly. To strengthen her business by further enlarging it and to satisfy her customers, Rébecca is seeking a sixth loan through ALIDÉ.
B. Rébecca est née vers 1949 à Porto-Novo, capitale administrative du Bénin. Rébecca est mariée et est mère de six enfants, dont trois sont à sa charge. Tous les enfants de Rébecca sont scolarisés. Rébecca vit seule avec ses enfants et supporte seule les charges de la famille. C'est depuis 25 ans que Rébecca vit à Ekpè, dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji au Bénin. Rébecca n'a pas fréquenté l'école. Depuis une vingtaine d'année, Rébecca vend du charbon de bois à son domicile. A cela s'ajoute la vente d'huile d'arachide qu'elle exerce de façon secondaire. C'est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin que Rébecca s'approvisionne. Rébecca est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé qui rembourse bien ses crédits. C'est pour renforcer son activité en l'agrandissant davantage, et pour satisfaire sa clientèle, que Rébecca sollicite un sixième crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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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
  • 439.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Rébecca to buy bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 3, 2010