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A. Salamatou was born in 1976 in  Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  Married to GOUNDJE Georges, she is the mother of two children, who are both in school.  The family lives in Yénawa, a district of Cotonou. Salamatou has been living in this district for about a dozen years.  She helps out her husband and, with him, ensures that the different household expenses are covered, thanks to the revenues her business brings in. 

Salamatou never attended school.  For eight years, she has sold shoes at the Yénawa market in Cotonou.  Along with this work, she also sells undergarments.  She gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and also in Lomé, Togo. 

She is a previous ALIDé client having already had four loans, which she has repaid.  She would like to raise her business level to cope with the demands of her customers and to make more income.  This is what brings her to request a fifth loan.
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A. Salamatou est née en 1976 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Mariée à GOUNDJE Georges, Salamatou est mère de deux enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. La famille vit à Yénawa, un quartier de Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Il y a environs douze ans que Salamatou vit dans ce quartier. Salamatou vient en aide à son mari et assure avec lui les différentes charges du foyer, grâce au revenu que lui procure son activité. Salamatou n'a jamais fréquenté l'école. Depuis huit ans environs, Salamatou vend des chaussures au marché de Yénawa à Cotonou. Parallèlement à cette activité, Salamatou vend également des sous-vêtements. Salamatou s'approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, et aussi à Lomé au Togo. Salamatou est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà obtenu quatre prêts, qu'elle a tous bien remboursés. Salamatou désire rehausser le niveau de son activité pour mieux faire face à la demande de sa clientèle et se faire plus de revenu. C'est ce qui l'amène à solliciter un cinquième 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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 521.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Salamatou buying shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2010
May 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011