Suzanne is 42 years old and lives in Benin. She never attended school. She is married to a man named Pascal, with whom she has four children, one of whom is still under their care. In order to take care of her family's needs, Suzanne has been working for the past 20 years as a food vendor (rice with sauce) and diverse other products from a school in Benin. She stocks up in her region. In order to satisfy the demands of her customers and to increase her sales and profits, Suzanne is asking for her fifth loan from Alidé. This loan will allow her to increase her sales activity and achieve more profits. The first four loans were repaid in a timely manner.
Suzanne est âgée de 42 ans et vit au Bénin. Suzanne n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Suzanne est mariée à un certain Pascal. Le couple a quatre enfants dont un reste à leur charge. Afin d’assurer les diverses charges de la famille, Suzanne mène comme activité depuis une vingtaine d’année, la vente de nourriture (riz accompagné de sauce) et divers articles dans une école du Bénin. Suzanne s’approvisionne dans sa région. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Suzanne sollicite pour la cinquième fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce prêt lui permettra certainement de rehausser le niveau de son activité et de se faire plus de profits. Les premiers prêts ont été bien remboursés.
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.