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Sahadatou M. was born 13 October 1961 in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin. For the past 40 years, Sahadatou lived in the Kpondéhou borough of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She is married to Salami Sadikou and is the mother of three children, all attending (or having attended) school. The couple share the handling of family expenses.

Some thirty years ago Sahadatou began the retail sales of sheets, drapes and scarves in Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace. This revenue-generating activity helped her meet her financial responsibilities. She gets her products from Lomé in Togo and also from Nigeria, a country neighbouring Benin.

This is the second time Sahadatou is requesting financial support from ALIDé, seeking to strengthen her activity and respond to the ever-increasing demands of her customers. Sahadatou has fully reimbursed her first loan.
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M. Sahadatou est née le 13 Octobre 1961 à Porto-Novo, capitale administrative du Bénin. Depuis près de quarante ans, Sahadatou vit au quartier Kpondéhou à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Sahadatou est mariée à SADIKOU Salami et est mère de trois enfants, tous scolarisés. Le couple subvient ensemble aux besoins de la famille. Il y a environs trente ans que Sahadatou vend des draps, des rideaux et des foulards à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Cette activité lui génère des revenus l'aidant à faire face à ses différentes charges. Sahadatou achète ses produits à Lomé au Togo, et aussi au Nigéria, Etat voisin du Bénin. C'est la deuxième fois que Sahadatou sollicite un concours financier auprès de ALIDé, en vue de renforcer son activité et de mieux faire face à la demande de plus en plus grandissante de sa clientèle.Sahadatou a bien remboursé son premier 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sahadatou buy sheets, drapes, scarves, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011