A loan of $500 helped purchase of nets, fishing rods, and Sorabi liquor.


Daniel's story

Alidé means “another path always exists for the most poor” in Fon, the principal tribal language of Cotonou, Benin. Benin is a small country in West Africa sandwiched between Togo and Nigeria. GDP per capita stands at $1,500 and poverty is endemic to the capital city of Cotonou. Alidé operates in seven different locations in and around Cotonou to ensure that those who need help can help themselves through small loans.


Daniel A. is a part of the Nonvignon group along with his wife, Elizabeth Houindoedji. They live in a small house near the lake with their four children. Eight years ago he left his job as a chief cook, and has since taken up fishing. Daniel fishes with his trusty net, oar, and basket. Daniel sells Sorabi (Beninese liquor) and assorted items along with his fish.


Daniel has been with Kiva for about four years. With his current loan, he will buy nets, fishing rods, and Sorabi.



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