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Missimahu 1 Group
In this Group: Rebecca , Alice, Evènassè Julienne
The group MISSIMAHU 1 is composed of three persons who are friends living in the same village. This is the third time this group has requested financial aid from ALIDé to boost business. The group's representative, Rebecca, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. She is 52 years old and married to a furniture maker named Pierre. The couple have six children, all in school, of whom four remain in their care. Along with her husband, Rebecca ensures that the diverse household expenses are covered.

To support herself and her children, Rebecca has been selling rice and beverages for about thirty years out of her home. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and to increase her sales and revenues, Rebecca is requesting, along with the other members of the group MISSIMAHU 1, a third loan from ALIDé. The first two loans were indeed paid back.
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Le groupe MISSIMAHU 1 est composé de trois personnes qui sont des amies résidant dans un même village. C'est la troisième fois que ce groupe sollicite l'aide financier de ALIDé, afin d'élever le niveau de leur activité. La représentante du groupe, du nom de Rebecca est celle qui a la main levée sur la photo. Rebecca est âgée de 52 ans. Rebecca est mariée à un menuisier du nom de Pierre. Le couple a six enfants, tous scolarisés dont quatre restent à leur charge. Rebecca assure ensemble avec son mari les diverses charges du ménage. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et ceux de ses enfants, Rebecca vend du riz et des boissons depuis une trentaine d'année à son domicile. Rebecca s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Rebecca sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe MISSIMAHU 1, un troisième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les deux premiers crédits ont été bien remboursés.

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
  • 529.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Missimahu 1 Group's $775 loan helped a member to buy beverages and sacks of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 14, 2013