B. Rachelle was born around 1973 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, but has been living for six years in the Dodji Dangban district in Allada, a city in Atlantique County. Married to SONON Antoine, a mason, she is the mother of five children who are all in school. She lives together with her husband and children. The couple jointly ensure that family expenses are covered.
Rachelle never attended school. To meet her needs, she sells plastic ware at the Sèkou market. She has been in this business for six years and gets her supplies in Cotonou.
She has already had an ALIDé loan, which she has repaid. She would like to raise her level of business in order to satisfy her customers more, but she lacks sufficient funds to do so. This is why Rachelle is requesting a second loan from ALIDé.
B. Rachelle est née vers 1973 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, mais vit depuis 6 ans au quartier Dodji Dangban à Allada, ville dans le département de l’Atlantique. Mariée à SONON Antoine, un maçon, Rachelle est mère de cinq enfants, tous scolarisés. Rachelle vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les charges de la famille. Rachelle n’a jamais fréquenté l’école. Pour faire face à ses besoins, Rachelle vend des plastiques au marché de Sèkou. Rachelle exerce cette activité depuis 6 ans et s’approvisionne à Cotonou. Rachelle a déjà obtenu un crédit à ALIDé, crédit qu’elle a bien remboursé. Rachelle désire élever le niveau de son activité afin de mieux satisfaire ses clients, mais elle manque suffisamment de moyens financiers pour y arriver. C’est la raison pour laquelle Rachelle sollicite un deuxième 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.