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Sion Group
In this Group: Petronille Sènablodo Edwige, Sidonie, Antoinette
The Sion Group is made up of three people whose members live in the same district. The representative of the group, Petronille Sènablodo Edwige, is shown in the photo with her hand raised. She is 40 years old and married to Noël, a mechanic Petronille sometimes frequented. The couple has four children, all of whom attend school and who are their dependents. The couple lives with their children and together the two provide for all of the different household expenses.

To earn her income, Petronille sells bags of charcoal and fabric through the distribution system. She purchases her supplies from a market in Benin, and in Togo. This business allows her to pay for her needs and those of their children without too much difficulty.

Petronille Sènablodo Edwige and the other members of the Sion Group are seeking their first loan from Alidé. With this loan, they hope to increase their working capital and expand their business to better meet the needs of their clientele.
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SION est un groupe de trois personnes, dont les membres résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, Petronille Sènablodo Edwige, celle dont la main est levée sur la photo, est âgée de 40 ans et est mariée à Noël, un mécanicien, Petronille Sènablodo Edwige a un peu fréquenté. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisé et à leur charge. Le couple vit ensemble avec leurs enfants et assurent ensemble les différentes charges de la maison. Pour y parvenir, Petronille Sènablodo Edwige vend des sacs de charbons de bois et des tissus par le système de distribution. Petronille Sènablodo Edwige s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin et au Togo. Cette activité lui permet de subvenir sans grande difficulté, à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. Petronille Sènablodo Edwige et les autres membres du groupe SION sollicitent pour une première fois, l’appui financier de ALIDé en vue de renforcer leur fonds de roulement et leur activité et de mieux répondre aux exigences de leur clientèle.

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
  • 514.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sion Group's $350 loan helped a member to purchase fabric and sacks of wood charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013