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Genevieve D. was born May 14, 1977 in Athiémé. She is married to Daniel AMEGNIKOU, a driver. The couple has five dependent children, four of which are their own children. About nine years ago, the family moved to Hêdomey in the town of Abomey Calavi. Genevieve helps her husband to provide for the family.

Genevieve did not attend school. To meet the family’s expenses, she prepares dishes (beans with cassava flour) that she sells from her home. As a sideline, Genevieve also sells liquor. She gets her stocks in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and also in Adja, located in Mono. Genevieve has been in this business for five years and has already obtained two loans, which were fully repaid.

With customer demand increasing steadily, Genevieve wishes to stock up on supplies and expand her business. This is why she is seeking a third loan. In the future, she would also like to sell bags of beans.
D. Geneviève est née le 14 Mai 1977 à Athiémé et est mariée à AMEGNIKOU Daniel, un chauffeur. Le couple a cinq enfants à charge, dont quatre représentent leurs propres enfants. Il y a environs neuf ans que la famille s'est installée à Hêdomey, dans la commune d'Abomey Calavi. Geneviève vient en aide à son mari et assure avec lui les charges de la famille. Geneviève n'a pas fréquenté l'école. Pour faire face à ses charges, Geneviève prépare de la nourriture (haricot accompagné de farine de manioc) qu'elle vend à son domicile. De façon secondaire, Geneviève vend de liqueur. C'est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, et à Adja au Mono, que Geneviève s'approvisionne. Geneviève exerce cette activité depuis cinq ans et a déjà obtenu deux prêts qu'elle a bien remboursés. Face à la demande de plus en plus importante de sa clientèle, Geneviève désire augmenter son stock de produits et agrandir son activité ; raison pour laquelle Geneviève sollicite un troisième crédit. Geneviève désire plus tard vendre également des sacs de haricot.

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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
  • 487.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Geneviève to purchase 6 bags of beans, 3 sacks of cassava flour and 5 cans of liquor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011