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Sènana Marie
Sènana Marie is 53 years old and married to Louis. The couple are raising their 4 children, all of whom attend school, and they both contribute to the household expenses.

Sènana Marie did not go to school. In order to be able to take care of her needs and those of her family, she has been working in the processing industry for around 15 years. She also has a sideline business selling cereals, charcoal and various other products to local customers. She gets her supplies in Benin.

Sènana Marie is requesting a 4th loan in order to restock on supplies, so that she can better respond to customer demand and increase her level of business. She has fully repaid her 3 previous loans from ALIDé.
Sènana Marie est âgée de 53 ans et est mariée à un certain Louis. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Sènana Marie et son mari assurent ensemble les diverses charges de la famille. Sènana Marie n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de sa famille, Sènana Marie mène comme activité depuis une quinzaine d’année, la transformation. De façon secondaire, Sènana Marie vend des céréales, du charbon de bois et divers autres articles dans sa région. Sènana Marie s’approvisionne au Bénin. Dans le but de rehausser le niveau de son activité et de mieux répondre à la demande de sa clientèle, Sènana Marie sollicite un quatrième crédit. Sènana Marie a bien remboursé les trois premiers crédits reçus de ALIDé.

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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
  • 505.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sènana Marie to buy sacs of corn, bags of charcoal and assorted items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012