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Médégnonmi Rufine
Médégnonmi Rufine is 39 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a welder by the name of Nestor. She halted her studies in secondary school and then learned how to style hair. The couple have three children, all in school and in their care. Médégnonmi Rufine and her husband jointly ensure that the diverse household expenses are covered.

To cope with her different expenses, Médégnonmi Rufine has been working as a hairdresser for about thirteen years. Concurrent to this business, she sells hair extensions in her salon. She gets her supplies from Benin and from Togo. This business enables her to meet the needs of her children and to support herself.

Médégnonmi Rufine would like to boost her business, and this will enable her to respond effectively to the requirements of her customers. For this reason, she is requesting a loan from ALIDé for the third time. The previous loans were indeed paid back.
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Médégnonmi Rufine est âgée de 39 ans et vit au Bénin. Médégnonmi Rufine est mariée à un soudeur du nom de Nestor. Médégnonmi Rufine a arrêté l'école au niveau secondaire, puis a appris la coiffure. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Médégnonmi Rufine et son mari assurent ensemble les diverses charges de la maison. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Médégnonmi Rufine exerce le métier de coiffure depuis treize ans environs. Parallèlement à cette activité, Médégnonmi Rufine vend des mèches dans son atelier. Médégnonmi Rufine s'approvisionne au Bénin et au Togo. Cette activité lui permet ainsi de satisfaire aux besoins de ses enfants et de subvenir à ses besoins. Médégnonmi Rufine désire rehausser le niveau de son activité ; ce qui lui permettra de répondre efficacement aux exigences de sa clientèle. Pour cette raison, Médégnonmi Rufine sollicite pour la troisième fois un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les crédits précédents ont été bien remboursés.

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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
  • 495.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Médégnonmi Rufine to buy hair extensions and cosmetic products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2013