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Amazone Group
In this Group: Christine, Henriette, Yvone, Chimène, Homilowa, Ahouéfa Viviane, Nicole Christiane, Ablawa Lynda Flore, Baïvi Florentine, Florence, Adjo, Eliane, Chantale
The Amazon group consists of three persons from the same neighborhood in Benin. The representative of the group, Yvone, is the one whose hand is raised in the photo.

Yvone is 51 years old and is married to Theophile. The couple has four children, all in school and who are their dependents. Yvone and her husband live together with their children.

For the past seven years Yvone has been selling chickens and corn in one of Benin's markets. This enables her to deal with various family expenses, together with her ​​husband. Yvone buys her products in Benin.

This is the first time Yvone and other members of the Amazon group have sought a loan from ALIDé. This loan will allow them to bolster their activity to better meet customer demand.
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Le groupement AMAZONE est formé de treize personnes qui habitent toutes dans le même quartier au Bénin. La représentante de ce groupe, nommée Yvone est celle dont la main est levée sur la photo. Yvone est âgée de 51 ans, et est mariée à un certain Théophile. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Yvone et son mari vivent ensemble avec leurs enfants. Il y a sept ans que Yvone vend des poulets et du maïs dans un marché du Bénin ; ce qui permet d’assurer ensemble avec son mari les diverses charges de la famille. Yvone achète ses produits au Bénin. C’est la première fois que Yvone et les autres membres du groupement AMAZONE sollicitent un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce crédit leur permettra de renforcer leur activité afin de mieux répondre à la demande 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
  • 475.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amazone Group's $1,825 loan helped a member buy chickens and bags of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 26, 2014