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Ms. Antoinette P. was born on October 27, 1959 in Agoué in the southeast of Benin. She has been a widow for six years and has two orphans in her care. After two failed attempts at earning her high school diploma, she got started selling pagnes (colorful West African cloth) with her mom. Today, besides distributing pagnes as she usually does, she markets various items, such as canned foods, pasta, peanut oil, and cassava flour out of a small shop in her home. Given the growth in her business, she is requesting this third loan of 160,000 francs CFA to acquire supplies essentially in vegetable oil, soap, and canned foods.
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Dame P. Antoinette est née le 27/10/1959 à Agoué au Sud Est du Benin. Elle est veuve depuis 06 ans et a deux orphelins à sa charge. Après deux échecs au baccalauréat, elle s'est mise à revendre des pagnes avec sa maman. Aujourd'hui, outre la distribution de pagnes qu'elle fait habituellement, elle commercialise divers articles tels que les conserves, les pâtes alimentaires, l'huile d'arachide et la farine de manioc dans une petite boutique à son domicile. En vue d'accroître le niveau de son activité, elle sollicite ce troisième prêt de 160000fcfa pour s'approvisionner essentiellement en huile végétale, savons et conserves.

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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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 520.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Antoinette to buy 25 liters of oil, 4 boxes of soap, 2 boxes of milk, and 3 boxes of canned tomatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2008
Oct 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009