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D. Antoinette was born in 1965 in Lokossa in Benin.  Married to TOSSAVI Romain, she is the mother of four children, who all attended school.  The family has been living for twelves years in Agla, in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Antoinette helps out her husband and, along with him, makes sure that the various family expenses are covered. 

Antoinette never attended school.  For nearly fifteen years, she has been making and selling food (cooked yams) door to door.  She purchases her supplies in Comé and in Lokossa, in Benin. 

She has already benefited from two ALIDé loans, which have all been repaid.  With the aim of bolstering her business and growing her customer base, Antoinette is requesting a third loan from ALIDé.
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D. Antoinette est née en 1965 à Lokossa au Bénin. Mariée à TOSSAVI Romain, Antoinette est mère de quatre enfants, tous scolarisés. La famille vit depuis douze ans à Agla à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Antoinette vient en aide à son mari et assure avec lui les différentes charges de la famille. Antoinette n'a jamais fréquenté l'école. Il y a près de 15 ans que Antoinette prépare et vend de la nourriture (igname préparé) de façon ambulante. Antoinette achète son produit à Comé et à Lokossa au Bénin. Antoinette a déjà bénéficié de deux prêts à ALIDé, prêts qui ont été tous bien remboursés. Dans l'optique de renforcer son activité et d'accroître sa clientèle, Antoinette sollicite auprès de ALIDé, un troisième prêt.

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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
  • 489.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Antoinette buying sacks of yams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2010
Apr 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 28, 2011