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Gisèle was born on October 12, 1967. Gisèle is married to a pharmacy officer and takes care of four children, who do not go to school. Gisèle and her husband live with the children they are taking care of. Gisèle stopped attending school at the secondary level and then learned how to sew, which she has been doing for 15 years, and which has enabled her to provide for herself. On the side, Gisèle sells drinks (hibiscus tea, lollipops, ice cream, etc.) from home. Gisèle buys her supplies from Cotonou, economic capital of Bénin. In order to meet the needs of her customers, Gisèle is requesting a loan for the second time. She will use this loan to equip her sewing room with a new serger.
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Gisèle est née le 12 Octobre 1967. Mariée à un agent de pharmacie, Gisèle a quatre enfants à charge qui ne sont pas scolarisés. Gisèle et son mari vivent ensemble avec les enfants à charge. Ayant arrêté l’école au cours primaire, Gisèle a appris ensuite la couture, une activité qu’elle exerce depuis une quinzaine d’année et qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins. De façon secondaire, Gisèle vend des boissons (bissap, sucette, glace, etc.) à son domicile. Gisèle s’approvisionne à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle, Gisèle sollicite pour la deuxième fois un crédit ; crédit lui servira à mieux équiper son salon de couture par une nouvelle machine à surfilage.

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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.

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  • $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 loan of $450 helped Gisèle to buy a new serger and sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2011
Jun 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012