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Philomène Y. was born June 30, 1972 and is married to Ludovic Metonou. The couple has two children who are both in school. Nearly fifteen years ago, Philomène moved to the neighborhood of Wlacodji in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, where she lives with her children and her husband. Together, the couple supports their various household needs. For almost twelve years, Philomène has been in business selling seafood (fish and shrimp) in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. Philomène also sells food (rice, corn pastries in a sauce of fish and shrimp). Philomène buys her seafood at the fish port in Cotonou. Philomène is a long-time customer of ALIDé, who has always successfully paid back her loans. With an eye to raising her level of business and growing her customer base even more, Philomène is requesting an additional loan to increase her stocks of her products.
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Y. Philomène est née le 30 Juin 1972 et est mariée à METONOU Ludovic. Le couple a deux enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. Il y a près de quinze ans que Philomène s'est installée au quartier Wlacodji à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, où elle vit avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple subvient ensemble aux différents besoins du foyer. Il y a environs douze ans que Philomène mène comme activité la vente de produits de mer (poissons et crevettes) à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Philomène vend également de la nourriture (riz, pâte de maïs accompagnée de sauce aux poissons et aux crevettes). Philomène achète ses produits de mer au Port de pêche à Cotonou. Philomène est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, qui a toujours bien remboursé ses crédits. En vue d'élever davantage le niveau de son activité et d'accroître encore plus sa clientèle, Philomène sollicite un autre crédit pour augmenter ses stocks de produits.

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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
  • 532.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Philomène purchase of rice, corn, sauces, and seafood (fish and shrimp).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 3, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011