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Medejro Group
In this Group: Jeanne, Anagonou, Rosine
The MEDEJRO group is made up of three women from the same neighborhood of Kouhounou in Cotonou. This is the second time that the group is seeking financial aid from ALIDé, with the goal of strengthening their business activities.

The group's representative, Jeanne, is shown with her finger raised in the photo. She was born on August 22, 1969, in Bohicon in the department of Zou in Benin. Jeanne is married to a pastry chef named Janvier and has three children, all in school. Jeanne and her husband share responsibility for the family’s expenses. For about 15 years, Jeanne has lived in Kouhounou with her husband and children. In order to support herself and improve her quality of life, for the past eight years she has been selling kitchen utensils (plates, plastic items, etc.), which she buys in Dantokpa, Benin's international market. She also sells fabric on the side. With the goal of satisfying her customers and to increase her income, Jeanne, together with her group, is requesting another loan.
Le groupe MEDEJRO est composé de trois personnes qui vivent toutes dans le même quartier à Kouhounou à Cotonou. C'est la deuxième fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de son activité. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Jeanne est celle qui a le doigt levé sur la photo. Jeanne est née le 22 Août 1969 à Bohicon dans le département du Zou au Bénin. Jeanne est mariée à un pâtissier nommé Janvier et a trois enfants, tous scolarisés. Jeanne et son mari assurent ensemble les différentes charges de la famille. Depuis près de quinze ans, Jeanne vit à Kouhounou avec son mari et ses enfants. Afin de se prendre en charge et d'améliorer son niveau de vie, Jeanne exerce depuis huit ans environs, comme activité la vente d’ustensiles de cuisine (assiettes, plastiques, etc.), qu'elle achète à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. De façon secondaire, Jeanne vend des tissus. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son revenu, Jeanne sollicite, ensemble avec son groupe, un autre crédit.

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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 450.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Medejro Group's $700 loan helped a member acheter des ustensiles de cuisine (assiettes, plastiques, etc.) to buy kitchen utensils (plates, plastic items, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2011
May 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2012