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Les Sœurs Unies Group
In this Group: Ablawa Léa Claire , Rolande Médémé, Blandine
The group LES SŒURS UNIES comprises three persons who reside in the same district. The group's representative, Ablawa Léa Claire (with her hand raised in the photo), is 53 years old and married to a man named Sylvain. The couple have four children, all in school. She lives with her husband and children. The household expenses are covered by her and her husband. To do so, Ablawa Léa Claire has been selling cloth and jewelry out of her home for twenty years. She gets her supplies from a market in Benin.

With the goal of bolstering her business, Ablawa Léa Claire joined with the other members of the group LES SŒURS UNIES to request a second loan from ALIDé. The previous one was indeed paid back.
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Le groupe LES SŒURS UNIES est composé de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, nommée Ablawa Léa Claire (celle qui a la main levée sur la photo) est âgée de 53 ans. Ablawa Léa Claire est mariée à un certain Sylvain. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés. Ablawa Léa Claire vit avec son mari et ses enfants. Les charges de ménage sont supportées par Ablawa Léa Claire et son mari. Pour ce faire Ablawa Léa Claire vend des tissus et des bijoux à son domicile depuis vingt ans. Ablawa Léa Claire s'approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans le but de renforcer son activité, Ablawa Léa Claire s’associe aux autres membres du groupe LES SŒURS UNIES pour solliciter un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Le prêt antérieur a été bien remboursé.

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
  • 476.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Les Sœurs Unies Group's $850 loan helped a member to purchase cloth and jewelry to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014