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Born around 1958 in the economic capital of BENIN, Mrs S. Jeannette is married and mother of 4 children. A seamstress by profession, she also sells fabric loinclothes as well as goods such as buttons, threads and linings. She also does a lot of baby clothes because of the demands of her clients. She is asking for a loan to respond to the increasing demands of her clientele.

Translated from French by Susan Bell, Kiva Volunteer.

Née vers les années 1958 dans la capitale économique du BENIN, dame S. Jeannette est mariée et mère de 4enfants. Couturière de profession, elle mène parallèlement à celle-ci la vente des tissus pagnes, des produits de mercerie tels que les boutons, les fils, les doublures, etc. Elle s’investie beaucoup dans la layette à cause de la demande de sa clientèle. Elle sollicite ce crédit afin de répondre à la demande sans cesse croissante de sa clientèle.

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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
  • 416.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Jeannette purchase of 40 spools of thread, 15 pieces of fabric and 5 roles of lining.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009