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Ida H. was born in 1948 and is married to Gaspard ADIDO, a merchant. The couple has ten children; all the children have attended school and two are still in their care. Ida lives with her husband in the Koutongbé neighborhood of Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Bénin. Together with her husband, Ida provides for the various needs of the household. Ida did not attend school. To provide for her needs and those of her children, Ida prepares food (rice, beans) that she sells from her home. At the same time, Ida sells various other products (biscuits, manioc flour, milk etc.) Ida gets her supplies at the Ouando market at Porto-Novo. She has engaged in this business for about thirty years. Ida has already obtained one loan from ALIDé and repaid it satisfactorily. Now, Ida wants to expand her display of goods and improve the quality of her prepared meals, with a view to better satisfy her customers and to make a greater profit. This is what led her to request another loan.
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H. Ida est née en 1948 et est mariée à ADIDO Gaspard, un marchand. Le couple a dix enfants, tous scolarisés, dont deux restent maintenant à leur charge. Ida vit avec son mari au quartier Koutongbé à Porto-Novo, capitale administrative du Bénin. Ida assure avec son mari les différentes charges du foyer. Ida n'a pas fréqenté l'école. Pour assurer ses besoins et ceux de ses enfants, Ida prépare de la nourriture (riz, haricot) qu'elle vend à son domicile. Parallèlement, Ida vend divers autres produits (biscuits, farine de manioc, lait, etc.). Ida s'approvisionne au marché de Ouando à Porto-Novo. Ida exerce cette activité depuis une trentaine d'année. Ida a déjà obtenu une fois de crédit à ALIDé et a bien effectué le remboursement. Actuellement, Ida désire agrandir son étalage et augmenter la quantité de repas préparé, en vue de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle et de se faire plus de profits. C'est ce qui l'amène à solliciter un autre crédit.

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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
  • 534.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Ida purchase of rice, beans, oil and biscuits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2010
Jul 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2011