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Dieu-Beni Group
In this Group: Chantal , Christine, Naffissath, Hermione
The Dieu-Beni group has four members, who all live in the same neighborhood in Benin. The group’s representative is 33-year-old Chantal, who is pictured with her hand raised in the photo. She is married to Augustin and has three children, all of whom are at school and under her care.

Chantal did not attend school for very long, and now works selling canned goods and cereals from home. She has had this business for approximately nine years, and she gets her supplies at a market in Benin. To increase her business levels, Chantal would like to have a greater level of stock to sell, as this will allow her to meet customer demand. To do so, she and the other members of the Dieu-Beni group have requested a loan from Alidé.
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Le groupe DIEU-BENI est formé de quatre personnes qui habitent dans le même quartier au Bénin. La représentante de ce groupe, Chantal, celle dont la main est levée sur la photo est âgée de 33 ans. Chantal est mariée à un certain Augustin et a trois enfants, tous scolarisés et à sa charge. Chantal a très peu fréquenté l'école. Chantal vend des conserves et des céréales à son domicile. Il y a environs neuf ans que Chantal exerce cette activité. Chantal s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. En vue de rehausser le niveau de son activité, Chantal ambitionne agrandir son stock de vente; ce qui lui permettra de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle. Pour ce faire, Chantal sollicite ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe DIEU-BENI, un crédit auprès 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
  • 510.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dieu-Beni Group's $600 loan helped a member to buy canned goods and cereals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2013