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Coming from Bassila in North Benin, Mrs. Cathérine C. was born in 1949. She has been widowed for 15 years and has 5 children, of whom two are still in her care. Raised by her aunt, she did not go to school but rather helped her aunt with household and field work.

After her marriage, she sold a millet and maize beverage called "Tchakpalo". 15 years ago, she came to live in Cotonou, where she sells various items such as charcoal, coco yam flour, maize, and coco yams. She is requesting this loan of 120,000 f to bolster her business.

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Originaire de Bassila dans le Nord Benin, dame C. Cathérine est née en 1949. Elle est veuve depuis 15 ans et a cinq enfants dont deux sont encore à sa charge. Elevée par sa tante , elle n'a pas été à l'école et aidait cette dernière dans les travaux domestiques et champêtres. Après son mariage elle vendit du jus de mil et de maïs appelé TCHAKPALO. Depuis 15 ans elle s'est installée à cotonou ou elle vend divers articles tels le charbon de bois, la farine d'igname, le maïs et les tubercules d'igname. Elle sollicite ce prêt de 120000f en vue de renforcer son activité.

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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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  • $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 $250 helped Cathérine purchase of 2 sacks of manioc flour, 15 kg of dried beans, 10 sacks of charcoal, one half sack of coco yam flour, and a sack of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009