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Nicole D. S. was born in 1981 and lives in Adogléta, a district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Nicole is single and the mother of two children, both in school. Nicole has a third child entrusted to her care. She lives alone with the children and is the sole provider of the household. In order to be able to send her children to school, Nicole sells food and, as a parallel activity, she also sells beverages out of her home. She buys her stock in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. Nicole left school while still at the primary level, but she has been running this business for four years now. She already had a loan from ALIDé and duly reimbursed it. Wanting to respond to heavy customer demand, she is seeking a second loan from ALIDé in order to boost her business.
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D. S. Nicole est née en 1981 et vit à Adogléta, un quartier D. Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Nicole est célibataire et mère D. deux enfants tous scolarisés. Nicole a un troisième enfant à sa charge. Nicole vit seule avec ses enfants et subvient seule à leurs divers besoins. Pour assurer la scolarisation D. ses enfants, Nicole vend D. la nourriture et parallèlement à cela, elle commercialise des boissons à son domicile. Nicole se ravitaille à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Nicole a arrêté les classes au cours primaires mais cela fait déjà 4 ans qu’elle exerce son activité. Nicole a déjà obtenu un crédit auprès D. ALIDé, crédit qui a été bien remboursé. Dans le souci D. répondre aux nombreuses attentes D. sa clientèle, Nicole sollicite un deuxième près chez ALIDé pour renforcer son commerce.

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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
  • 492.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Nicole purchasing beverages and bags of corn and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 28, 2011