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Living in COTONOU for the past 5 years, Mrs. A. O. Sabirathou is originally from southern BENIN where she was born around 1968. She is married and a mother of 2 children of whom she takes care. She currently lives in AVOTROU, a popular district of COTONOU, with her husband and two children. She rents a shop not far from her home where she sells hardware and construction materials. Mrs. A. O. Sabirathou already received two successive loans and has managed them well. Currently, her stock is insufficient to satisfy her customers' needs. It is primarily for this reason that she requests this credit in order to satisfy her customers' needs and to be to provide them with new innovations and diversify her business.

Translated from French by Ivana Kostic, Kiva Translator

Installée à COTONOU depuis plus de 5 ans, dame A. O. Sabirathou est originaire du sud du BENIN où elle est née vers les 1968. Mariée, elle est mère de 2 enfants dont elle a la charge. Actuellement, elle vit à AVOTROU un quartier populaire de COTONOU avec son époux et ses deux enfants. Non loin de sa résidence elle a loué une boutique où elle mène son activité de vente des articles de quincaillerie. Dame A. O. Sabirathou a reçu déjà deux prêts successifs et elle s’est toujours bien comporté. Actuellement son stock est insuffisant pour satisfaire sa clientèle. C’est essentiellement pour cette qu’elle sollicite ce crédit afin de satisfaire sa clientèle et d’être au rendez vous des nouvelles innovations dans le but de la diversification de son activité.

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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
  • 417.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Sabirathou purchase of 10 packages of sheets, 100 kg regular nails, 100 kg galvanized nails and other building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009