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Céline Ohoué
Céline Ohoué H. was born in 1957 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She has lived in Agblangandan, in the Sèmè-Podji region, for the past 35 years. She is married to Simon Houssa, a tailor, and is the mother of four school-age children, with another child also in her care. The family lives together in Agblangandan and the couple share the responsibilities of looking after their family. Céline Ohoué never went to school.
For the past 25 years Céline Ohoué has sold 'pure water', pumpwater, for a living. She also owns a tomato press that she runs from home. She sources her goods from the Benin international market. She is an existing client of ALIDé, having already received five loans, which have all been repaid successfully. Céline Ohoué is seeking a sixth loan from ALIDé in order to invest in her business to help meet customer demand.
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H. Céline Ohoué est née en 1957 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Céline Ohoué vit à Agblangandan, dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji, depuis environs 35 ans. Mariée à HOUSSA Simon, un tailleur, Céline Ohoué est mère de quatre enfants, tous scolarisés. Céline Ohoué a un autre enfant à charge. La famille vit ensemble à Agblangandan. Le couple assure ensemble les charges de la famille. Céline Ohoué n'a jamais été à l'école. Depuis environs 25 ans, Céline Ohoué mène comme activité, la vente de "pur water", de l'eau de pompe. Céline Ohoué a également un moulin à tomate qu'elle gère à son domicile. C'est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, que Céline Ohoué s'approvisionne. C'est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà bénéficié de cinq crédits auprès de ALIDé. Tous ces crédits ont été bien remboursés. Céline Ohoué sollicite un sixième crédit auprès de ALIDé, en vue de renforcer ses activités, pour mieux faire face à la demande de sa 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
  • 460.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Céline Ohoué purchasing containers for water and spare parts for a press.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2010
Dec 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 26, 2011