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Rachidatou's Group
In this Group: Rachidatou , Sévérine, Dovi
This group is made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood. The representative of the group is Rachidatou (pictured with her hand raised in the photo) who is 42 years old. Rachidatou did not attend school but learned to sew. She is married to a man named Nawal and together they have four children, all of whom attend school and are in their care.

Rachidatou lives with her husband and children, and together the couple provides for the household expenses. In order to accomplish this, Rachidatou has sold dressmaking supplies for twenty years from her shop. As a side business, she also performs sewing services. She stocks up at a market in Benin. In order to expand her business, Rachidatou is partnering with the other members of her group for their first loan from ALIDé.
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Ce groupe est composé de trois personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupe, nommée Rachidatou (celle qui a la main levée sur la photo) est âgée de 42 ans. Rachidatou n'a pas fréquenté l'école mais a appris la couture. Rachidatou est mariée à un certain Nawal. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés et un à leur charge. Rachidatou vit avec son mari et ses enfants. Les charges de ménages sont supportées par Rachidatou et son mari. Pour ce faire Rachidatou vend des articles de mercerie depuis vingt ans dans sa boutique. De façon secondaire, Rachidatou exerce comme activité la couture. Rachidatou s'approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans le but de renforcer son activité, Rachidatou s’associe aux autres membres de son groupe pour solliciter 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
  • 489.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rachidatou's Group's $400 loan helped a member to purchase dressmaking supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2013
Nov 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014