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Pascaline is 51 years old and married to a carpenter named Jean. The couple has five children, three of whom still live in their care. Some of their children have received schooling. Pascaline and her husband live together with their children and both help to cover the various household expenses. Pascaline did not go to school.

Pascaline has been selling smoked fish and spices in her region for almost 18 years now. She runs her business with passion, which enables her to support herself and her children. She stocks up at a market in Benin.

Striving to satisfy her customers, Pascaline is seeking a fifth loan. The loan will help her to better meet the demand of her customers and earn more profit. The previous loans were all correctly repaid.
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Mariée à un menuisier du nom de Jean, Pascaline est âgée de 51 ans. Le couple a cinq enfants dont certains scolarisés et trois restent à leur charge. Pascaline et son mari vivent ensemble avec leurs enfants et assurent ensemble les différentes charges de la maison. Pascaline n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Il y a près de dix huit ans que Pascaline vend des poissons fumés et des piments dans sa région. Pascaline exerce cette activité passionnément, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. Pascaline s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle, Pascaline sollicite un cinquième crédit. Ce crédit lui servira à mieux répondre aux demandes de leur clientèle et à se faire plus de profits. Les prêts antérieurs reçus ont été bien remboursés.

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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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 511.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Pascaline to buy smoked fish and spices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013