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Gisèle's Group
In this Group: Gisèle, Sina Lidwine
Gisèle, aged 37, is the official of a two-person group. She is lives with her husband and two children. The elder is 17 years old, and the younger is 11; they both go to school. For sixteen years, Gisèle has been distributing palm oil, and she gets her supplies from the markets of Benin. She is also in demand for selling cloth, especially for ceremonies.

To bolster her business and to meet her children's needs, Gisèle requested and obtained a micro-loan from Finadev. The official is the one found at the left in the photo.
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Agée de 37 ans, Gisèle est responsable d'un groupe de deux personnes. Elle vit avec son mari et a deux enfants. L'aîné a 17 ans, le benjamin 11 ans et ils vont tous à l'école. Gisèle distribue depuis 16 ans de l'huile de palme et s'approvisionne dans les marchés du Bénin. Elle est aussi sollicitée dans la vente des tissus surtout cérémoniaux. Afin de renforcer son commerce et de satisfaire les besoins de ses enfants, elle a sollicité et a obtenu un micro crédit à Finadev. La responsable est celle qui se retrouve à gauche de la photo.

Additional Information

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
  • 500.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gisèle's Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to buy ten 10-liter containers oil, and ten lengths of cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2012
May 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 6, 2013