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Jesutogbe 3 Group
In this Group: Zansi Christine, A. Thérèse, Cathérine, Alice, F. Odile, Blandine, Rosemonde, Anne-Marie, Lucienne, Germaine
The group JESUTOGBE 3 is comprised of ten people who all live in the same town. The group’s representative, by the name of Zansi Christine, is the one with her hand raised in the photo. Zansi Christine is a widow who supports five children, who have all had schooling. For 27 years, she has lived alone in Tchonvi with her five children, and she ensures by herself that their various expenses are covered. To do so, she makes a variety of meals (rice, corn mash, with sauce, etc.) that she sells out of her house. She gets her supplies from Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.

This is the first time that Zansi Christine and her group has requested a loan from ALIDé. This loan will serve to bolster their businesses in order to respond better to the demands of their customers.
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Le groupe JESUTOGBE 3 est formé de dix personnes qui habitent toutes dans la même agglomération. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Zansi Christine, est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. Zansi Christine est une veuve ayant à sa charge cinq enfants, tous scolarisés. Depuis vingt sept ans, Zansi Christine vit seule à Tchonvi avec ses cinq enfants et assure seule leurs différentes charges. Pour y arriver, Zansi Christine prépare divers repas (riz, pâte de maïs, accompagné de sauce, etc.), qu’elle vend à son domicile. Zansi Christine s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. C’est la première fois que Zansi Christine et son groupe sollicite de crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce crédit leur servira à renforcer leur activité afin de mieux répondre à la demande de leur clientèle.

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
  • 458.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jesutogbe 3 Group's $1,450 loan helped a member to buy corn, rice, and sauce condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2011
Jun 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011