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Ichelegbe 1 Group
In this Group: Tchossè Joséphine, Fifamè Ahoounfan, Jaratou, Henriette, Sandra Inès, Tchadé, Justine, Eyinhola Denise, Faïssath, Omonkpè
The Ichelegbe 1 group is comprised of 10 people who live in the same area. The group representative, Tchossè Joséphine (with her hand raised in the photo), is 59 and spent very little time in school. Tchossè Joséphine is a widow who lives by herself.

Tchossè Joséphine assumes the various household expenses. To meet her needs, Tchossè Joséphine has been selling miscellaneous items and gasoline in her region for 30 years. Tchossè Joséphine gets her supplies in a market in Benin.

With the goal of diversifying her business and better meeting her clients' needs, Tchossè Joséphine and the other members of the Ichelegbe 1 group are asking for a third loan from ALIDé. The previous loans were properly repaid.
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Le groupement ICHELEGBE 1 est composé de dix personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante du groupement, nommée Tchossè Joséphine (celle qui a la main levée sur la photo) âgée de 59 ans a très peu fréquenté l'école. Tchossè Joséphine est une veuve Tchossè Joséphine vit seule. Les diverses charges de la famille sont assumées par Tchossè Joséphine. C’est pour cette raison Tchossè Joséphine vend divers articles et du pétrole dans sa région depuis une trentaine d’années pour pouvoir subvenir à ces besoins. Tchossè Joséphine s’approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans le but de diversifier son activité et mieux faire face à la demande de sa clientèle, Tchossè Joséphine ensemble avec les membres du groupement ICHELEGBE 1 sollicitent pour la troisième fois un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les prêts antérieurs ont été bien remboursés.

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
  • 471.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ichelegbe 1 Group's $1,500 loan helped a member buy miscellaneous items and gasoline.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014