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Rose G. was born on 23 August 1980, and is married to Côme KOUNTE, a professional driver. The couple have three children who are all attending school. The family settled in the Bazounkpa neighborhood of Cotonou (the economic capital of Benin) approximately 5 years ago. Rose helps her husband and together, they cover the economic needs of their family. Rose only attended primary school. For the last four years, she has been selling cosmetic and hair products from her home. As a second source of income, she also sells a variety of products (liquors, couscous, soaps, sardines, vegetable oil, mayonnaise, toilet paper, sugar, rice, etc) from her home. The revenue from this activity allows Rose to live her life. She purchases her products from Dantokpa, the international market in Benin, as well as from Lomé, in Togo. Rose previously received a loan from ALIDé, and re-paid the loan on time. She is asking for a second loan in order to enlarge her store and attract more customers in order to make more profits.
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G. Rose est née le 23 Août 1980 et est mariée à KOUNTE Côme, un chauffeur. Le couple a trois enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. Il y a environs cinq ans que la famille s’est installée au quartier Bazounkpa à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Rose vient en aide à son mari et assure avec lui les différentes charges de la famille. Rose n’a fréquenté que l’école primaire. Depuis près de quatre ans, Rose mène comme activité, la vente de produits cométiques et de mèches à son domicile. De façon secondaire, Rose exerce comme activité la vente de divers produits (liqueurs, couscous, savons, conserves de sardine, huile végétale, mayonnaise, papier hygiénique, sucre, riz, etc.) dans sa boutique à son domicile. Cette activité génère à Rose des revenus l’aidant à gagner sa vie. Rose achète ses produits à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, et aussi à Lomé au Togo. Rose a déjà bénéficié d’un crédit auprès de ALIDé, et a bien effectué les remboursements. Rose désire agrandir sa boutique et accroître sa clientèle, pour se faire plus de profits ; raison pour laquelle Rose sollicite 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 529.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Rose purchase 10 boxes of sugar, liquor, canned goods, soaps, hair extensions, two bags of rice and cosmetic products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011