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Born around 1970 in Nigeria, a neighboring country to Benin, Mrs. Chérifatou A. comes from the north of Benin. She is married and the mother of five children; Karim (20) is no longer in school, Roukyath (17) is in eighth grade, Kazim (12) is in seventh grade, Soulé (10) is in third grade, and Rokiath (8) in first grade. Mrs. Chérifatou A. travels to North-Benin to purchase cocoyams which she distributes to her customers, selling what is left over by the pile at her shop. She is requesting this loan so that she can satisfy her clientele.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva voluneer

Née vers 1970 au Nigéria dans un pays voisin du BENIN, dame A. Chérifatou est originaire du Nord BENIN. Elle est mariée et mère de 05 enfants dont Karim âgé de 20 ans ne fréquente plus, Roukyath âgée de 17 ans est en classe de Quatrième, Kazim âgé de 12 ans est en classe de Cinquième, Soulé âgé de 10 ans est en classe de CM1 et Rokiath âgée de 8 ans est en classe de CP. Dame A. Chérifatou voyage au Nord-Bénin pour l'approvisionnement de tubercules d'igname qu'elle vient distribuer à ses clients et expose ensuite le reste devant sa boutique pour vendre en tas. Elle sollicite ce crédit pour donner satisfaction à sa clientèle.

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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
  • 419.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Chérifatou purchase of 25 sacks of cocoyams

Achat de 25 sacs de tubercules d'igname.

100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2008
Jun 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009