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Born in 1980 in Calavi, a town in Benin, Odette T. is married to Mathieu Ossa, a hairdresser. Odette is a mother of four children in school. The family has lived in Adogléta, a neighborhood of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, for twelve years. The couple have six dependents and share the family expenses. Odette runs a business selling food (rice and beans) from her home. She has been running this business for the past ten years. She buys her products at the popular Dantokpa market. Odette has received seven loans and she has reimbursed all of them. With a view of improving the quality of products, Odette seeks her eighth loan with ALIDé. Odette hopes to increase her working capital.
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Née en 1980 à Calavi, une ville du Bénin, T. Odette est mariée à OSSA Mathieu, un coiffeur. Odette est mère de quatre enfants tous scolarisés. La famille vit depuis douze ans à Adogléta un quartier de Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Le couple a six personnes à charges et se partage ensemble les charges familiales. Odette mène comme activité la vente de nourriture (riz, haricot) à son domicile. Cela fait maintenant dix ans que Odette exerce cette activité. Odette achète ses produits à Dantokpa, marché populaire du Bénin. Odette a déjà bénéficié de sept prêts qui ont été tous très bien remboursés. C’est dans l’optique d’améliorer la qualité de ses repas que Odette désire obtenir un huitième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Odette souhaite augmenter son fond de roulement

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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
  • 492.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Odette to buy sacks of rice and beans and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011