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Famille Yenawa Group
In this Group: Françoise Mekpondon, Edwige C. , Y. Lorette B.
FAMILLE YENAWA is a group which is comprised of three persons, including the president (with her finger raised in the photo) by the name of Françoise Mekpondon. The group members belong to the same family. This group is requesting a loan with the aim of raising their level of business and increasing her turnover.

Born on February 20, 1960 in Dangbo in Ouémé County, Françoise Mekpondon has lived for eleven years in Yénawa, in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She is married to Jean Bosco and had three children, who have all had schooling. Two of the children are in her care. Françoise Mekpondon lives together with her children and husband.

Not having attended school, she has sold staple goods (sacks of corn and rice, boxes of pasta…) out of her house for a long time. This enables her to support herself and to feed her family. She gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.

She is requesting financing from ALIDé in order to expand her business and to increase her turnover. For the future, she would like to open a shop and to boost her business further.
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FAMILLE YENAWA est un groupe constitué de trois personnes dont la présidente (dont le doigt est levé sur la photo) se nomme Françoise Mekpondon. Les membres du groupe appartiennent à la même famille. Ce groupe sollicite un crédit en vue de rehausser le niveau de leur activité et d'augmenter leur chiffre d'affaire.
Née le 20 février 1960 à Dangbo dans le département de l’Ouémé, Françoise Mekpondon vit depuis onze ans à Yénawa à Cotonou, Capitale économique du Bénin. Françoise Mekpondon est mariée à Jean Bosco et à eu trois enfants, tous scolarisés, dont deux à sa charge. Françoise Mekpondon vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. N’ayant pas été à l’école, Françoise Mekpondon vend depuis longtemps, des produits vivriers (sacs de maïs, de riz, carton de pâte...) à son domicile ; ce qui lui permet de se prendre en charge et de nourrir sa famille. Françoise Mekpondon s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Françoise Mekpondon sollicite un financement auprès de ALIDé, afin d'agrandir son activité et d'accroître son chiffre d'affaire et son revenu. Françoise Mekpondon aimerait dans l’avenir ouvrir une boutique et rehausser davantage son activité.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 451.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Famille Yenawa Group's $1,000 loan helped a member to buy sacks of corn and rice and boxes of pasta and some sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012