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Zansi Z. was born in 1958 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Zansi is a widowed mother of three children, all in school, of whom two are still in her care. Zansi lives with her two children in the Agbodjèdo area in Cotonou. She provides for the family by herself. Zansi never went to school. To meet her various needs, she runs a business selling maize, as well as shrimp, at her home. As a secondary business, Zansi prepares and sells akassa ( a local food made from cornstarch). She gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market in Benin. She is a longstanding client of ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners), having already obtained four previous loans that were all repaid properly. Zansi wants to strengthen her business and increase her stock of products, in order to better meet requests of her clientele. It is thus to raise the level of her business that Zansi is seeking a fifth loan through ALIDÉ.
Z. Zansi est née en 1958 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Zansi est une veuve et mère de trois enfants, tous scolarisés, dont deux sont encore à sa charge. Zansi vit avec ses deux enfants au quartier Agbodjèdo à Cotonou. Zansi subvient seule aux différentes charges familiales. Zansi n'a pas été à l'école. Pour faire face à ses différents besoins, Zansi mène comme activité, la vente de maïs et aussi de crevettes à son domicile. De façon secondaire, Zansi prépare et vend de l'akassa (aliment local fait à base d'amidon de maïs). Zansi s'approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. C'est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà obtenu quatre prêts qui ont été tous bien remboursés. Zansi désire renforcer son activité et augmenter ses stocks de produits, en vue de mieux faire face aux exigences de sa clientèle. C'est donc pour élever le niveau de son activité que Zansi sollicite un cinquième crédit de ALIDé.

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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
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  • $4,467,950
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  • 531.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD