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Hounsi Jeannette
Born in Benin in 1962, Jeannette Hounsi is married to an accountant named Michel. The couple have three dependent children who have all received schooling. Jeannette and her husband handle together the various household responsibilities.

Jeannette attended school up to the secondary level. To cover family expenses, she started selling bottles, kerosene, and telephone recharge cards from her home about twenty years ago. As a sideline, she buys sewing supplies which she also sells from her home. Jeannette gets her merchandise in Benin and also in Nigeria, a country neighboring Benin.

Jeannette is seeking a 7th loan from ALIDé to expand her business and better serve her customers. She correctly repaid all previous loans.
Née en 1962 au Bénin, Hounsi Jeannette, est mariée à un Comptable du nom de Michel. Le couple a trois enfants, tous à charges et scolarisés. Hounsi Jeannette et son mari subviennent ensemble aux divers besoins du ménage. Hounsi Jeannette a fréquenté l’école jusqu’au secondaire. Pour faire face aux diverses charges de sa famille, Hounsi Jeannette mène comme activité depuis une vingtaine d’année la vente de bouteilles, de pétrole et des cartes de recharge téléphoniques à son domicile. De façon secondaire, Hounsi Jeannette achète des produits de mercerie qu'elle vend à son domicile. C’est au Bénin et au Nigéria, État voisin du Bénin, que Hounsi Jeannette achète ses produits. En vue d’agrandir son activité et de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle, Hounsi Jeannette sollicite un septième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Hounsi Jeannette a bien remboursé les crédits obtenus précédemment.

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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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 467.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Hounsi Jeannette to buy bottles, cans of kerosene, and telephone recharge cards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2011
Jun 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012