Geneviève A. was born in 1975 and has lived for 25 years in the vicinity of Fiégnon in Cotonou, the economic capital of Bénin. Married to Chérif BALOGOUN, a surveyor, Geneviève has two children, both at school. Geneviève lives with her children and her husband. The couple cover the household expenses between them. Geneviève has been to primary school only. For 12 years now Geneviève has been selling smoked fish and various other products at the market in Fiégnon. She gets her supplies at the seashore and also at Dantokpa, the international market of Bénin. Geneviève has already had three loans from ALIDé, all of which have been repaid without problem. Geneviève would like to increase her working capital and expand her business. It is for this reason that Geneviève is asking for a fourth loan from ALIDé.
A. Geneviève est née en 1975 et vit depuis 25 ans environs à Fiégnon à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Mariée à BALOGOUN Chérif un géomètre, Geneviève est mère de deux enfants, tous scolarisés. Geneviève vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple assure ensemble les charges de la famille. Geneviève n’a fait que l’école primaire. Il y a 12 ans déjà que Geneviève mène comme activité, la vente de poissons fumés et divers autres produits, au marché de Fiégnon. C’est au bord de la mer et aussi à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, que Geneviève s’approvisionne. Geneviève a déjà bénéficié de trois crédits auprès de ALIDé, crédits qu’elle a bien remboursés. Geneviève voudrait augmenter son fonds de roulement et agrandir son activité. C’est pourquoi, Geneviève sollicite un quatrième crédit auprès de 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.