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Born in 1974 in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin, Odette D. has been living for nearly eight years in the Abokicodji district of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Odette is married to Germain Tovitchele, a driver. They have a child attending school; they all live together. The household expenses are borne by both Odette and her husband.
Odette did not much attend school. For about ten years, she has been selling apples and grapes in Cotonou. Odette gets her supplies in the neighboring country of Nigeria. She is requesting financial help from Alidé for the first time, in order to increase her capital and her stock of goods, to her customers better satisfaction.
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Née en 1974 à Porto-Novo, capitale administrative du Bénin, D. Odette vit depuis près de huit ans au quartier Abokicodji à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Odette est mariée à TOVICHELE Germain, un chauffeur. Le couple a un enfant qui est scolarisé. Odette vit ensemble avec son mari et son enfant. Les charges de la famille sont supportés ensemble par Odette et son mari. Odette a très peu fréquenté l'école. Depuis une dizaine d'année, Odette vend des pommes fruits et des raisins à Cotonou. C'est au Nigéria, Etat voisin du Bénin, que Odette achète ses produits. C'est la première fois que Odette sollicite l'appui financier de ALIDé, en vue de renforcer son capital et d'augmenter le stock de ses produits, pour mieux satisfaire 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 533.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Odette purchasing apples in crates.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011