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Madinatou H. was born in 1978 in Benin. Madinatou has been living in the Hindé area of Cotonou, Benin's economic capital, for 15 years. Married to François KOUKPAKI, Madinatou is a mother of two children. They both attend school. Madinatou lives together with her children and her husband. The couple provides for another child in addition to their own. The husband is the main provider for the family; however, Madinatou assists her husband in the care and education of the children. Madinatou did not go to school, but she learned hairdressing. Madinatou has been in this business for over 5 years. Aside from this business, Madinatou sells hair extensions, cosmetics and various other items (incl. confectionery) in her studio in Hindé. Madinatou gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin's International market. Madinatou has already been granted two loans from ALIDé and paid them back without incident. Madinatou is requesting a third loan from ALIDé with the objective of reinforcing her activity and increasing her customers' satisfaction.
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H. Madinatou est née en 1978 au Bénin. Madinatou vit depuis près de 15 ans à Hindé à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Mariée à KOUKPAKI François, Madinatou est mère de deux enfants, tous scolarisés. Madinatou vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple a un autre enfant à charge, en plus de leurs enfants. C'est principalement le mari qui assure les charges de la famille ; cependant, Madinatou vient en aide à son mari dans l'entretien et l'éducation des enfants. Madinatou n'a pas été à l'école, mais a appris la coiffure. Madinatou exerce cette activité depuis plus de 5 ans. A côté de cette activité, Madinatou vend des mèches, des produits cosmétiques et divers autres articles dont les bombons, etc. dans son atelier à Hindé. C'est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, que Madinatou s'approvisionne. Madinatou a déjà obtenu deux crédits auprès de ALIDé, crédits qu'elle a bien remboursés. En vue de renforcer davantage son activité et de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle, Madinatou sollicite un troisième 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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
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  • $4,467,950
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  • 447.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Madinatou purchase of hair extension and cosmetic supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 5, 2010
Dec 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010