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Marie Madeleine
Marie-Madeleine B. was born in 1965 in Dangbo, not far from Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin. She is married to Mondji DOSSOU, a driver. Marie-Madeleine is the mother of four children, all in school. Marie-Madeleine has lived with her children and her husband in Djègan-Kpèvi in Porto-Novo for the last six years. The couple together takes care of the family’s expenses.

Marie-Madeleine only attended elementary school. In order to take care of herself, and to meet the needs of her children, Marie-Madeleine has been selling peanut cakes (made from peanuts and sugar) for the last four years. She sells from her home and door-to-door. As a second activity Marie-Madeleine sells corn.

Marie-Madeleine gets her goods from Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and in Bohicom in the Zou County of Benin. Marie-Madeleine has already received two loans from ALIDé, which have been fully repaid. Marie-Madeleine is requesting a third loan from the institution in order to increase her activity and to better meet her customers’ needs.

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B. Marie Madeleine est née en 1965 à Dangbo, non loin de Porto-Novo, capitale administrative du Bénin. Mariée à DOSSOU Mondji un chauffeur, Marie Madeleine est mère de quatre enfants, tous scolarisés. Marie Madeleine vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari à Djègan-kpèvi à Porto-Novo, depuis près de 6 ans. Le couple supporte ensemble les charges de la famille. Marie Madeleine n’a fréquenté que le cours primaire. Pour se prendre en charge et satisfaire aux besoins de ses enfants, Marie Madeleine vend depuis environs 4 ans, des gâteaux d’arachides (fait à base d’arachide et du sucre) à son domicile et aussi de façon ambulante. Marie Madeleine mène comme activité secondaire, la vente de maïs. C’est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, et à Bohicon dans le Zou au Bénin, que Marie Madeleine s’approvisionne. Marie Madeleine a déjà bénéficié de deux crédits auprès de ALIDé, crédits qui ont été bien remboursés. Marie Madeleine sollicite un troisième crédit auprès de l’institution, afin d’agrandir davantage son activité et de mieux faire face aux besoins de la clientèle.

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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
  • 437.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Marie Madeleine purchase of sugar and baskets of peanuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010