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Pauline was born in 1957 in Benin and has lived for about fifteen years in Agblangandan in the town of Sèmè-Podji. She is a widow and has eight children, all of whom are in school, but none of whom are in her care. Pauline thus lives alone and provides for herself. She never attended school. To meet her needs and those of her family, Pauline runs a business selling motor oil, fuel oil, and also maize through the local distribution system. She buys her goods from wholesalers and is a longstanding client of ALIDÉ who has repaid all her loans. With the goal of strengthening her business and satisfying her clientele, Pauline is seeking another loan with ALIDÉ. Her ambition is to further strengthen her business in order to increase her income.
Pauline est née en 1957 au Bénin et vit depuis quinze ans environs à Agblangandan, dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji. C'est une veuve et mère de huit enfants, tous scolarisés, mais qui ne sont pus à a charge. Pauline vit donc seule et assure ses différents besoins. Pauline n'a jamais fréquenté l'école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de sa famille, Pauline mène comme activité la vente d'huile à moteur, de gasoil et aussi de maïs par le système de distribution. Pauline achète ses produits auprès des grossistes. Pauline est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé qui rembourse ses crédits. Dans le but de renforcer son activité et de satisfaire sa clientèle, Pauline sollicite encore une fois l'aide financier de ALIDé. Son ambition est de renforcer davantage son activité afin d'accroître son revenu.

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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
  • 455.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Pauline to buy bags of maize and cans of motor oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011