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S. Félicienne was born on March 7, 1975 in Ouidah, a historic village in Benin.  She is married to KIKI Gérard, an automobile painter.  The couple has three children who are all in school.  The family lives in Sègbèya, a district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  The couple provides for the family jointly. 

To address her needs and to ensure that her children's needs are met, she sells a variety of goods (pasta, canned foods, milk, mayonnaise, rice) and also cloth, out of her home.  Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, is where she stocks up. 

Félicienne has eight years of experience in this trade and is now on her third ALIDé loan.  She repaid the two loans she had obtained from ALIDé.  Right now, she is meeting with a few financial difficulties.  She would like to increase her working capital and to grow her business, so as to satisfy her customers better.  For these reasons, she's requesting a third loan from ALIDé.
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S. Félicienne est née le 07 Mars 1975 à Ouidah, ville historique du Bénin. Félicienne est mariée à KIKI Gérard, un peintre auto. Le couple a trois enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. La famille vit à Sègbèya, un quartier de Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Le couple supporte ensemble les charges de la famille. Pour faire face à ses besoins et assurer les besoins de ses enfants, Félicienne vend divers produits (pâtes alimentaires, conserves, lait, mayonnaise, riz) et aussi des tissus à son domicile. C'est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin que Félicienne s'approvisionne. Félicienne a huit ans d'expérience dans ce métier, et est à son troisième crédit à ALIDé. Félicienne a bien remboursé les deux crédits qu'elle avait obtenu de ALIDé. Félicienne rencontre actuellement quelques difficultés financières. Félicienne voudrait augmenter son fonds de roulement et accroître son activité, afin de mieux satisfaire ses clients. C'est la raison pour laquelle Félicienne 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 451.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Félicienne buying canned foods, mayonnaise, and sacks of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2010
Dec 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010