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Yemalo Célestine
Yemalo Célestine is 45 years old; she lives with her husband and is the mother of four children, three of whom are still in school.

Yemalo Célestine has a stall right in the center of town, where she has been selling canned foods, soaps and "pagnes" (West-African colorful fabrics) for a few years.

She gets her supplies from a market in Benin and has a large number of customers, thanks to the good location of her stall.

With a good credit experience, she has requested and obtained financial assistance from Finadev in order to increase her capital and to meet her customers' needs.

Thanks to this financial support she will be able to contribute to her children's professional education and to save some money. Her plan is to expand her activity in order to become a wholesaler.
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Agée de 45 ans, Yemalo Célestine vit avec son mari et mère de quatre enfants dont trois vont encore à l'école. Yemalo Célestine a une baraque sise en pleine ville où elle vend des boîtes de conserve, des savons et des pagnes depuis quelques années. Elle fait ses approvisionnements dans l'un des marchés du Bénin et entretient un grand nombre de clients grâce au bon emplacement de sa baraque. Expérimentée dans le crédit, elle a sollicité et a obtenu un concours financier à Finadev en d'augmenter son capital et de satisfaire les besoins de ses clients. Ce concours financier l'aidera à contribuer à la formation professionnelle de ses enfants et à épargner. Elle envisage élargir son activité afin de devenir une grossiste.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 531.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Yemalo Célestine to buy two boxes of canned food, one box of soaps and 16 "pagnes".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 31, 2013