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Mrs. Marie-Anne A. was born on April 4th, 1955 in Dassa Zounmè. She is married and the mother of four children, three of whom she still supports. Living in Akpakpa now for approximately ten years, she took on the responsibility of earning money very early. She purchases pasta in Nigeria, a country bordering Bénin, which she then resells to distributors in the Dantokpa-Cotonou market. Over the years she has earned the trust of many clients who will not get their supplies from anyone but her. She has requested this loan to revitalize her business.
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Dame A. Marie-Anne est née le 04 avril 1955 à Dassa Zounmè. Elle est mariée et mère de quatre enfants dont trois sont à sa charge. Installée à Akpakpa depuis une dizaine d'année, elle s'est très tôt prise en charge à travers une activité génératrice de revenus. Elle achète des pâtes alimentaires au Nigeria un pays voisin au Bénin, qu'elle vient revendre aux grossistes du marché Dantokpa de Cotonou. Elle a gagné au fil des années la confiance de beaucoup de clients qui ne s'approvisionnent que chez elle. Elle vient solliciter ce prêt pour dynamiser son commerce.

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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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 463.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Marie-Anne the purchase of 70 boxes of pasta.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 1, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009