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Iboukoun-Olouwa Group
In this Group: Kolawolé , M. Edith, O. Lamidé, Richard
The Iboukoun-Olouwa group is composed of four people who know each other and belong to the same artisans' group. This is the first time this group is seeking financial support from ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners), and are doing so in order to raise the level of their businesses. The group representative, named Kolawolé, is the man whose hand is raised in the photo. Kolawolé was born in 1981 in the Ouémé department. He is married to a shopkeeper named Rosaline. The couple have three children in their care, of whom two are their own. All of the children attend school and live together with their parents. Kolawolé is an electrician. Alongside his job, which allows him to provide for himself and his family, Kolawolé has been selling electrical equipment at his workshop for six years. He gets his supplies in Nigeria, a country bordering Benin. With the goal of satisfying his clientele and increasing his sales volume and income, Kolawolé, together with his group, is seeking his first loan.
Le groupe IBOUKOUN-OLOUWA est composé de quatre personnes qui se connaissent et qui appartiennent au même groupe d’artisan. C'est la première fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de leur activité. Le représentant du groupe, du nom de Kolawolé est celui qui a la main levée sur la photo. Kolawolé est née en 1981, dans le département de l’Ouémé. Kolawolé est marié à une marchande du nom de Rosaline. Le couple a trois enfants à charge dont deux représentent leurs propres enfants. Tous les enfants sont scolarisés et vivent ensemble avec leurs parents. Kolawolé est un électricien. A côté de cette activité qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et d’assurer les besoins de ses enfants, Kolawolé vend depuis six ans des pièces électriques, dans son atelier. Kolawolé s’approvisionne au Nigéria, Etat voisin du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaire et son revenu, Kolawolé sollicite, ensemble avec son groupe, un premier 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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 458.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Iboukoun-Olouwa Group's $1,325 loan helped a member to buy electrical equipment (starters, alternators, bulbs, etc).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2011
May 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012