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A. Dorcas was born in 1978 in Avrankou, within the county of Ouémé in Bénin. Dorcas lives in Vakon Azohouè, not far from Porto-Novo, and is married to Djoi Jonas, a driver. The couple has four children, all of whom are attending school. Dorcas lives with her husband and children. Together, Dorcas and her husband pay for the family's expenses.

For the past 20 years, Dorcas has sold vegetables and sauces in Ouando, which is in Porto-Novo. Dorcas purchases her supplies in Ikpinlè and in Dangbo, in the south of Benin. She has previously benefitted from 3 loans with ALIDé, all of which she fully repaid. In order to grow her business and better satisfy the needs of her clientele, Dorcas is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé. Dorcas hopes to purchase a parcel of land and later build her own home, with the help of her business.
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A. Dorcas est née vers 1978 à Avrankou, dans le département de l’Ouémé au Bénin. Dorcas vit à Vakon Azohouè non loin de Porto-Novo, et est mariée à DJOÏ Jonas, un chauffeur. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés. Dorcas vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple supporte ensemble les charges de la famille. Depuis près de 20 ans, Dorcas vend des légumes et des condiments de sauce à Ouando à Porto-Novo. C’est à Ikpinlè et à Dangbo, au Sud du Bénin, que Dorcas fait ses emplettes. Dorcas a déjà bénéficié de trois crédits auprès de ALIDé, crédits qu’elle a bien remboursés. En vue d’accroître son activité et de mieux satisfaire les demandes des consommateurs, Dorcas sollicite un quatrième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Dorcas envisage acquérir sa propre parcelle et construire plus tard sa maison, grâce à ses économies.

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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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 437.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Dorcas to purchase various vegetables and sauces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2009
Nov 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010