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A. Antoinette was born on June 13, 1972.  She is married to DOSSA Denis.  Antoinette, who is illiterate, is the mother of three children, all in school.  The family has been living for ten years in Agbodjêdo, a district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  All family expenses are covered by the couple

Antoinette sells food (cornmeal mash, rice) and also condiments and palm oil in Cotonou.  She has been in this business for about seventeen years.  She makes her purchases at Zongo, a market in Cotonou.  To improve and strengthen her business, she is requesting a new loan from ALIDé.  The former loans she received from ALIDé have indeed been repaid.
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A. Antoinette est née le 13 Juin 1972. Antoinette est mariée à DOSSA Denis. Antoinette, alphabétisé, est mère de trois (03) enfants tous scolarisés. La famille vit à Agbodjêdo depuis dix (10) ans, l’un des quartiers de Cotonou, le capitale économique du Bénin. Toutes les charges familiales sont assurées par le couple. Antoinette vend de nourritures (pâte riz) et aussi des condiments, de l'huile de plame à Cotonou. Antoinette exerce cette activité, il y a dix sept (17) ans environs. Antoinette fait l’achat de ses produits à Zongo, un marché de Cotonou. C’est pour l’évolution et le renforcement de son activité que Antoinette sollicite un nouveau crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les anciens crédits reçus par Antoinette auprès de ALIDé ont été bien remboursés.

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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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 475.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Antoinette buying sauce condiments (fresh tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, etc.), palm oil, vegetables, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011