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Zénébou A. was born in 1957 in Bembereke in northen Benin. She is married to Abdoulaye Issiaka, a retired Beninese armed forces agent, and she has three children, none of whom are in her care anymore. She was unable to attend school thanks to the premature death of her mother. Since her youth, she has bought and re-sold various items such as soaps, fruit, and so on. She began an apprenticeship as a seamstress and received her diploma at the end of her apprenticeship. While working at her job, she also started selling yam flour, canned goods, food pastes, and other consumer goods. She is asking for this 12-month loan of 180,000f to raise the level of her business. She intends to supply herself with maize and yams.
A. Zénébou est née en 1957 à BEMBEREKE dans le Nord du Benin. Elle est mariée à ISSIAKA Abdoulaye, agent des forces armées béninoises à la retraîte et a trois enfants dont elle n'a plus la charge. Elle n'a pas fréquenté à cause du décès prématuré de sa mère. Depuis son jeune âge, elle revendait divers articles à savoir savons, fruits et autres. Elle alla en apprentisage de couture et reçut son diplôme de fin d'apprentisage. Parallèlement à l'exercice de son métier, elle a commencé la vente de farine d'igname, de conserves, de pâtes alimentaires et d'autres produits de grande consommation. Elle sollicite ce prêt de 180000f d'une durée de 12 mois pour rehausser le niveau de son activité. Elle compte s'approvisionner en maïs et ignames.

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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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 516.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Zénabou to buy 5 bags of maize and 3 bags of yams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009