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Ms.Bernadette G. was born in 1942 in Ouidah and is married to Pierre BOKO, a retired accountant. She was raised by her paternal grandmother, who used to work with her selling pagnes (colorful West African cloth). Next, she got started on her own with her husband's financial assistance. She used to buy pagnes, perfume, and soap that she sold at the grand Dantokpa marketplace of Cotonou. A victim of burglary, she ended up at home, where she sold goods such as charcoal, woven baskets, and leaves and bark for making tea (infusions). Today, she has resumed selling cosmetics, namely soap, perfume, ointments, body care lotions, and other beauty products. She is requesting this third loan in the amount of 160,000 francs CFA to expand her display of goods.
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Dame G. Bernadette est née en 1942 à Ouidah et est mariée à BOKO Pierre, comptable retraité. Elevée par sa grande mère paternelle, elle revendait des tissus et des pagnes avec cette dernière. Elle s'est mise ensuite à son propre compte avec l'aide financière de son mari. Elle achetait des pagnes, des parfums et savons qu'elle revendait au grand marché Dantokpa de Cotonou. Victime d'un cambriolage, elle s'est retrouvée à la maison où elle vend des produits tels que charbons, produits de vannerie, feuilles et écorces pour tisanes. Aujourd'hui elle a repris avec la vente des produits cosmétiques à savoir savons, parfums, pommades et laits de soins corporels et autres produits de beauté. Elle sollicite ce troisième prêt d'un montant de 160000fcfa pour agrandir son étalage.

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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
  • 526.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Bernadette to buy 50 brooms, 40 baskets, 100 boxes of body care lotion.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2008
Oct 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009