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Gloire De Dieu 1 Group
In this Group: Conforte, Baké Pascaline, Victorine, Akohouédé Léa, A. Ramatou, Bai Stephanie, Madeleine, Aichath Chantal, Elisabeth, Firmine, Angèle, Ernestine, Elyse, Marthe, Georgine Mahutin, Hounsiguè, Flore Dagbégnon, Celestine, Gloria C., Christine, Aolatou, Afiavi, Albertine
GLOIRE DE DIEU 1 is a group of 23 people, whose members live in the same neighborhood. The representative of the group, Conforte (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 49 years old and is a widow. Conforte has three children, all in school, of whom only one is still her dependent. Conforte stopped school at the secondary level.

To take care of her different responsibilities, Conforte prepares food (rice, corn paste with fish sauce) that she sells in a school in Bénin. Conforte has been practicing this business for 5 years, and buys her products in a market in Bénin. Conforte's clientèle is growing more and more. In order to raise the level of her business and to better satisfy the demands of her clientèle, Conforte is requesting, together with the other members of the GLOIRE DE DIEU 1 group, financial support from ALIDé. Conforte repaid the first loan that she received from ALIDé well.
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GLOIRE DE DIEU 1 est un groupement de vingt trois personnes, dont les membres vivent dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, Conforte (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 49 ans et est une veuve. Conforte a trois enfants, tous scolarisés, dont un seul reste à sa charge. Conforte a arrêté l’école au niveau secondaire. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Conforte prépare de la nourriture (riz, pâte de maïs accompagnée de sauce aux poissons) qu’elle vend dans une école du Bénin. Conforte exerce cette activité depuis cinq ans, et achète ses produits dans un marché du Bénin. La clientèle de Conforte s’agrandit de plus en plus. Afin d’élever le niveau de son activité et de mieux satisfaire les exigences de sa clientèle, Conforte sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe GLOIRE DE DIEU 1, l’appui financier de ALIDé. Conforte a bien remboursé le premier crédit reçu 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
  • 522.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gloire De Dieu 1 Group's $2,175 loan helped a member to buy condiments and food supplies (rice, corn, fish).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013