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Born in 1971 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, Ms. A. Edith has been living for about five years in Enafa, in the community of Sèmè-Podji, in Benin.  She is married to Mr. GOUNADIN Paulin and is the mother of four children, who are all in school.  She lives together with her children and husband, and she helps him out where family expenses are concerned, thanks to the revenues she brings in from her business.

Edith never attended school.  For nearly seventeen years, she has been operating a business selling staple foods (corn, beans, etc.) out of her home.  Bohicon, in Zou county in Benin, is where she resupplies herself. 

She has already benefited from an ALIDé loan, which she has repaid.  Facing more and more numerous demands from her customers, she is no longer managing to satisfy them all, given the few financial means at her disposal.  And so, Edith is requesting a second loan from ALIDé.  This loan will enable her to increase her stock of goods and to do better in satisfying all her customers.
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Née en 1971 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, A. Edith vit depuis environs 5 ans à Enafa, dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji au Bénin. Edith est mariée à GOUNADIN Paulin et est mère de quatre enfants, tous scolarisés. Edith vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Edith vient en aide à son mari, en ce qui concerne les charges de la famille, grâce au revenu que lui procure son activité. Edith n’a jamais fréquenté l’école. Il y a près de 17 ans que Edith mène comme activité, la vente de produits vivriers (maïs, haricot, etc.) à son domicile. C’est à Bohicon, dans le département du Zou au Bénin, que Edith se ravitaille. Edith a déjà bénéficié d’un crédit auprès de ALIDé, crédit qu’elle a bien remboursé. Face à la demande de plus en plus nombreuse de sa clientèle, Edith n’arrive plus à satisfaire tous ses clients, compte tenu du peu de moyens financiers dont elle dispose. Edith sollicite pour cela, auprès de ALIDé, un deuxième crédit, crédit qui lui permettra d’augmenter le stock de ses produits et de mieux satisfaire tous ses clients.

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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
  • 464.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Edith buying100-kg sacks of beans and corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 27, 2011