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Gbenonkpo Group
In this Group: Cica Héloïse Odile, Pierrette, Ahissi, Cécile, Philomène, Victorine, Monique, Colette, Pauline, Laetitia, Sidonie
The GBENONKPO group consists of eleven persons residing in the same urban area who engage in revenue-generating activities. This is the first time the group is seeking financial assistance from ALIDé to raise the level of their business activities. The representative of the group, named Cica Heloise Odile is the one raising her hand in the picture.

Cica Odile Heloise is 43 years old and married to Noubaï. The couple has two children, both attending school and who are their dependents.

Cica Heloise Odile left school at secondary level. To support herself over the past ten years, she has been selling red palm oil and various other products. As a secondary activity, she has also been selling soap throughout her region. She gets her supplies in one of Benin's cities..

Seeking to satisfy her customers and wanting to increase her turnover and income, Cica Heloise Odile is seeking a loan from ALIDé, together with other members of the GBENONKPO group.
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Le groupement GBENONKPO est composé de onze personnes qui résident dans la même agglomération et exercent des activités génératrices de revenus. C'est la première fois que ce groupement sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de leur activité. La représentante du groupement, du nom de Cica Héloïse Odile est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Cica Héloïse Odile est âgée de 43 ans. Cica Héloïse Odile est mariée à un certain Noubaï. Le couple a deux enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Cica Héloïse Odile a arrêté l’école au niveau secondaure. Pour subvenir à ses besoins, Cica Héloïse Odile vend de l’huile rouge et de produits divers et parallèlement à cette activité, Cica Héloïse Odile vend des savons dans sa région depuis une dizaine d’année. Cica Héloïse Odile s’approvisionne dans une ville du Benin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Cica Héloïse Odile sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupement GBENONKPO, un crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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
  • 498.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gbenonkpo Group's $925 loan helped a member buy containers of red palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012