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Mededjigbe Group
In this Group: S. Laetitia , Anasthasie, Adeline
The MEDEDJIGBE group is composed of three persons who reside in the same neighborhood in Bénin. This is the third time that this group is requesting financial aid from ALIDé, so as to raise the level of their activities. The representative of the group, Laetitia, is the one raising her hand in the photo.

Laetitia was born on November 3, 1973 in a town in the south of Bénin. She is married to a printer, Victorin. The couple have three children, all enrolled in school; only one is still under their roof. The family live together and the couple share in supporting the household.

Laetitia left school at the secondary level. In order to play an active role in supporting the household, she buys underwear which she resells in a town in Bénin. Laetitia has been in this business for four years. Wishing to satisfy her clientele and grow her turnover and thus her income, Laetitia is requesting, together with the other members of her group MEDEDJIGBE, a third loan.
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Le groupe MEDEDJIGBE est composé de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier au Bénin. C'est la troisième fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de leur activité. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Laetitia est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Laetitia est née le 03 Novembre 1973 dans une ville du Sud du Bénin. Laetitia est mariée à un imprimeur du nom de Victorin. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés, dont un reste à leur charge. La famille vit ensemble et le couple se partage les diverses charges de la maison. Laetitia a arrêté l’école au cours secondaire. Afin de s’impliquer activement dans les charges du ménage, Laetitia achète des sous-vêtements qu’elle revend dans une ville du Bénin. Laetitia exerce cette activité depuis quatre ans. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaire et son revenu, Laetitia sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe MEDEDJIGBE, un troisième 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
  • 462.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mededjigbe Group's $775 loan helped a member to buy underwear for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
Jul 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012