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Nathalie S. was born September 9th, 1960, and has been living in Godomey, a city in the Abomey Calavi commune of Benin, for 19 years. Nathalie is married to Jacques Hounsou, a driver, and is the mother of four. She also supports one additional child. All of the children attend school. Nathalie lives with her children and her husband. The couple share responsibility for the household expenses. Nathalie never went to school. To earn a living, Nathalie sells condiments (fresh tomatoes, hot pepper, spices, etc.), palm oil and bissap (hibiscus flower) leaves out of her home. She buys her stock in Malanville, in northern Benin, and at Dantokpa, Benin’s international market. This has been her work for 10 years. Nathalie has already received one loan from ALIDé, which she paid back. She is now asking for a second loan from ALIDé, in order to increase her product inventory and better meet her clients’ needs.
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S. Nathalie est née le 9 septembre 1960 et vit depuis 19 ans à Godomey dans la commune d'Abomey Calavi au Bénin. Mariée à HOUNSOU Jacques, un chauffeur, Nathalie est mère de quatre enfants et a un autre enfant à sa charge. Tous les enfants sont scolarisés. Nathalie vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple assure ensemble les charges de la famille. Nathalie n’a jamais été à l’école. Pour faire face à ses besoins, Nathalie vend des condiments (tomates fraîches, piments, épices, etc.), de l'huile de palme et des feuilles de bissap à son domicile. Nathalie s’approvisionne à Malanville, au nord du Bénin, et à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Nathalie exerce cette activité depuis 10 ans. Nathalie a déjà obtenu un crédit à ALIDé, crédit qu’elle a bien remboursé. Nathalie sollicite un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé pour augmenter le stock de ses produits et mieux satisfaire 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
  • 486.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Nathalie purchasing 8 baskets of tomatoes, 3 50-liter jugs of palm oil and 20 bags of bissap leaves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011