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Born in COTONOU around 1975, Mrs O. Sébastienne is married and mother of 5 children. Operating for the last few years in the market DEGAKON in AKPAKPA, she quickly established herself in a competative environment. Right now, she is in a period where business is not good for her because of a lack of capital to restock her supplies with different products. She is also a distributor of water in bags, affectionately called PURE WATER because of the hygenic conditions underwhich it is bagged. She is asking for this loan in order to relaunch her business and meet the demands of her clientele and position herself well in a business environment that is more and more competitive.

Translated from French by Susan Bell, Kiva Volunteer.

Née à COTONOU dans les années 1975, dame O. Sébastienne est mariée et mère de 5 enfants. Implantée depuis quelques années dans le marché DEGAKON à AKPAKPA, elle s’est vite imposée dans son environnement concurrentiel. Actuellement, elle est dans une période où les activites ne tournent pas bien pour elle faute de moyens financiers pour s’approvisionner en divers produits. Elle est aussi distributrice de l’eau mise en sachet affectueusement appelée PURE WATER du fait des conditions hygiéniques qui entourent la mise en sachet. Elle sollicite pour ces raisons ce crédit afin de relancer son activité, de faire face aux demandes de sa clientèle et de bien se positionner dans l’environnement de plus en plus concurrentiel dans lequel elle exerce.

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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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 416.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Sébastienne purchase of 30 cases of spaghetti, 5 cases of tomatoes and milk and a ton of cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009