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Eyi Ablanvi Hélenia
B. Eyi Ablanvi Hélenia was born on November 20, 1977 in Sègbohouè, in Atlantique county, Benin.  She is married to SOSSOUVE Thierry and has in her care four children, who are all in school.  Two of the children are her own.  For almost four years, Hélenia has been living with her family in the Midombo district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. 

Hélenia has attended middle school.  To make sure that family expenses are covered, she sell beauty products, and cloth and shoes on the side, in her store located at the Midombo market.  She gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.

This is the second time that Hélenia has requested a loan from ALIDé for increasing her operating capital and raising her level of business.  The first loan she obtained was repaid.
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B. Eyi Ablanvi Hélenia est née le 20 Novembre 1977 à Sègbohouè dans le département de l’Atlantique au Bénin. Hélenia est mariée à SOSSOUVE Thierry et a en charge quatre enfants, tous scolarisés, dont deux sont ses propres enfants. Hélenia vit avec sa famille depuis près de quatre ans au quartier Midombo à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Hélenia a fréquenté l’école jusqu’au cours secondaire. Pour assurer les différentes charges de sa famille, Hélenia vend divers produits de beauté et de façon secondaire, des tissus et des chaussures dans sa boutique size au marché de Midombo. Hélenia s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. C’est la deuxième fois que Hélenia sollicite auprès de ALIDé, un crédit en vue d’augmenter son fonds de roulement et d’élever le niveau de son activité. Le premier prêt obtenu par Hélenia a été bien remboursé.

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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
  • 515.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Eyi Ablanvi Hélenia buying beauty products, shoes, and bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011