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Nonvignon Group
In this Group: Ablavi Félicia, Aimée Romualde, Aline Isabelle
The Nonvignon group is made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood of Benin. The leader of the group, named Ablavi Félicia, is the one with her hand raised in the photo.

This is the second time that this group is requesting financial support from ALIDé in order to raise the level of their business. Ablavi Félicia is 46 years old and married to Anatole. The couple has three children, all of whom attend school and are their dependents. The couple lives together with their children and they jointly provide for the various needs of the family.

Ablavi Félicia did not receive very much schooling. It has been almost 30 years that she has conducted her business, selling fish and dough (made from a base of corn starch) in her neighborhood. This allows her to meet the needs of her family without much difficulty.

In order to help meet the requirements of her customers, Ablavi Félicia wants to strengthen and diversify her business. In order to do this, she is requesting, together with the other members of the Nonvignon group, a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was fully repaid.
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Le groupe NONVIGNON est formé de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier au Bénin. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Ablavi Félicia, est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. C’est la deuxième fois que ce groupe sollicite l’appui financier de ALIDé en vue d’élever le niveau de leur activité. Ablavi Félicia est âgée de 46 ans et est mariée à un certain Anatole. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charges. Le couple vit ensemble avec leurs enfants et subvient ensemble aux divers besoins de la famille. Ablavi Félicia a peu fréquenté l’école. Il y a près d’une trentaine d’année que Ablavi Félicia exerce comme activité, la vente des poissons et de la pâte (faite à base de l'amidon du maïs) dans son quartier ; ce qui lui permet de répondre sans grande difficulté aux besoins de sa famille. Dans le souci de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle, Ablavi Félicia désire renforcer et diversifier son activité. Pour ce faire, Ablavi Félicia sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe NONVIGNON, un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Le prêt antérieur reçu a été bien remboursé.

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 Nonvignon Group's $450 loan helped a member to purchase fish, condiments, and corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 24, 2013