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Ahissou-Ve Group
In this Group: Agnès, Pélagie, M. Thèrèse, Armande M., Flora Cécile, Vicencia
AHISSOU-VE Group is made up of six people who live in the same neighborhood. The group's representative, named Agnès, is 57 years old. She's the one raising her hand in the photograph.

Agnès is a widow. She has four children, and some of them go to school. One of them is still in her care. Agnès takes care of the various household expenses on her own.

She never attend school. For 21 years, she's been selling akassa (a corn-based paste) at her home and through the distribution system, a business that enables her to provide for her family without too much difficulty.

Eager to better satisfy her customers, she wants to bolster her business. In order to do so, Agnès and the other members of AHISSOU-VE Group are seeking their first loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé.
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Le groupe AHISSOU-VE est formé de six personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Agnès, est âgée de 57 ans. Agnès est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. Agnès est une veuve. Agnès a quatre enfants dont certains scolarisés et un reste à sa charge. Agnès assure seule les différentes charges de la maison. Agnès n'a pas fréquenté l’école. Agnès vend de l'akassa (pâte faite à base de maïs)à son domicile et par la méthode de distribution depuis vingt-un an, ce qui lui permet de répondre sans grande difficulté aux besoins de sa famille. Dans le souci de mieux satisfaire ses clients, Agnès désire renforcer son activité. Pour ce faire, Agnès sollicite, ensemble avec les autres membres du groupe AHISSOU-VE, un premier crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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
  • 502.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ahissou-Ve Group's $600 loan helped a member to buy sacks of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013