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Born 5 October 1961 in Allada, in the Department of the Atlantic. Vignigbédé Z. is married and the mother of five children, all having attended (or still attending) school, and of whom four are still under her care. Vignigbédé is a widow who lives alone with her children and is their sole support. She settled some ten years ago in the Dogoudo borough of Allada.

Vignigbédé has never been to school. To meet her needs, she has been selling cola nuts and palm oil for 35 years. She gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin’s international market, and from Ayou in Benin, but sells her products in Allada, Houègbo and Sékou, in the Department of the Atlantic.

Vignigbédé has already been granted three loans from ALIDé, all of which have been repaid in full. She is now requesting a fourth loan to increase her stock supply and better meet customer demand.
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Née le 05 Octobre 1961 à Allada dans le département de l'Atlantique, Z. Vignigbédé est mère de cinq enfants tous scolarisés, dont quatre sont encore à sa charge. Vignigbédé est une veuve qui vit seule avec ses enfants et assure seule leurs différentes charges. Il y a près de dix ans que Vignigbédé s'est installée au quartier Dogoudo à Allada. Vignigbédé n'a jamais été à l'école. Pour assurer ses besoins, Vignigbédé vend des colas et de l'huile de palme depuis 35 ans. Vignigbédé s'approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin et à Ayou au Bénin. Mais Vignigbédé vend ses produits à Allada, Houègbo et à Sékou, dans le département de l'Atlantique. Vignigbédé a déjà bénéficié de trois crédits auprès de ALIDé, crédits qui ont tous été bien remboursés. Vignigbédé sollicite un quatrième prêt, afin d'augmenter le stock de ses produits et de mieux répondre 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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 488.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Vignigbédé buy two basins of cola nuts and five containers of palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2010