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Miwawiwe Group
In this Group: Lokossi Tangni, Aïchatou, Cécile
The Miwawiwe group consists of three people who live in the same neighborhood. The representative of this group, named Lokossi Tangni, is the one whose hand is raised in the photo. This is the seventh time that this group is requesting financial support from ALIDé in order to raise the level of their business.

Lokossi Tangni is 55 years old and is married to a repairman named Antoine. The couple has three children all in school of whom one is still their dependent. Lokossi Tangni lives together with her husband and her dependent child and takes care of the diverse family responsibilities together with her husband. Lokossi Tangni did not go to school.

For fifteen years Lokossi Tangni has been preparing food (corn dough accompanied by sauce, etc.) which she sells in a market of Bénin. At the same time as this business, Lokossi Tangni sells corn and local drink. Lokossi Tangni gets her supplies in a market of Bénin.

In seeking to satisfy her clientèle and to grow her business numbers and her income, Lokossi Tangni is requesting together with the other members of the Miwawiwe group, a seventh loan from ALIDé. The previously received loans were well repaid.
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Le groupe MIWAWIWE est formé de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Lokossi Tangni, est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. C’est la septième fois que ce groupe sollicite l’appui financier d’ALIDé en vue d’élever le niveau de son activité. Lokossi Tangni est âgée de 55 ans et est mariée à un dépanneur du nom de Antoine. Le couple a trois enfants tous scolarisés dont un reste à leur charge. Lokossi Tangni vit ensemble avec son mari et son enfant à charge et assure ensemble avec son mari les diverses charges de la famille. Lokossi Tangni n’a pas fréquenté l'école. Il y a quinze ans que Lokossi Tangni prépare de la nourriture (pâte de maïs accompagnée de sauce, etc.) qu'elle vend dans un marché du Bénin. Parallèlement à cette activité, Lokossi Tangni vend du maïs et de la boisson locale. Lokossi Tangni s'approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d'affaire et son revenu, Lokossi Tangni sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe MIWAWIWE, un septième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les crédits reçus antérieurement ont été bien remboursés.

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
  • 500.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Miwawiwe Group's $825 loan helped a member to buy bags of corn and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012