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Mrs. Agathe A. was born on September 8, 1967 in Lomé, Togo. Living in Benin for about 10 years, she is married to Mr. Daniel Dohou and mother of three children: Boris, Gabriel, and Rita for whom she is still responsible. From her mother, Mrs. Abla Dogbe, she gained several years experience with selling corn. Three years ago she became independent, and she does her buying in the north of Benin, then distributes her merchandise to retailers.

In view of the present hikes in the price of corn due to the ever-increasing cost of living, she is requesting a loan of US$ 925 to stock up.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva Volunteer

Dame A. Agathe est né le 8 Septembre 1967 à Lomé au TOGO. Résident au BENIN depuis une dizaine d'années, elle est mariée à monsieur DOHOU Daniel et mère de trois enfants: Boris, Gabriel et Rita tous encore à sa charge. Elle a déjà acquis auprès de sa maman dame DOGBE Abla, plusieurs années d'expérience dans la commercialisation du maïs. Devenue indépendante il y a trois ans, elle s'approvisionne au Nord du BENIN puis distribue sa marchandise à des détaillants.

Compte tenu de la hausse actuelle du prix du maïs due à la cherté de la vie, elle sollicite un financement de 400000FCFA afin de s'approvisionner.

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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
  • 444.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Agathe purchase of 15 sacks of corn

Achat de 15 sacs de maïs.

100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009