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Born in January 1960 in Allada, in the Atlantique province, A. Badoussi is a widow raising two children, both enrolled in school and both her biological children. She has been living alone with her children in the Ahito neighborhood in Allada, for four years. She is the sole breadwinner for the family.

Badoussi never attended school. To support herself, she sells cloth in the market of Allada. She buys her inventory in Cotonou, economic capital of Bénin. She has been in this business for four years already and has received one loan from ALIDé. Her clientele has become ever more numerous and so as to satisfy their needs and increase her sales, she is requesting a second loan from ALIDé.
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Née en Janvier 1960 à Allada, dans le département de l'Atlantique, A. Badoussi est une veuve ayant à sa charge deux enfants, tous scolarisés et qui sont ses enfants. Badoussi vit donc seule avec ses enfants au quartier Ahito à Allada, depuis quatre ans. C'est Badoussi seule qui s'occupe donc des différentes charges de la famille. Badoussi n'est jamais allée à l'école. Pour assurer ses différents besoins, Badoussi mène comme activité la vente de tissus au marché de Allada. Badoussi s'approvisionne à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. C'est depuis quatre ans déjà que Badoussi mène cette activité, et Badoussi a obtenu une fois déjà de prêt à ALIDé. La clientèle de Badoussi devient de plus en plus nombreuse. Afin de mieux les satisfaire et d'accroître son chiffre d'affaire et son revenu, Badoussi sollicite auprès de ALIDé, un deuxième 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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 532.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Badoussi purchase of 13 lengths of cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2010
May 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011