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Born in Ouidah, Mrs. Cica Dodnon went to school for only two years. After leaving school, she helped her mother sell maize porridge. Then, on her own account, she began to sell bread and cooked food: a mixture of rice and beans accompanied by fries, commonly called "atassi". But she preferred selling bread and so finally stopped selling "atassi". She added the sale of vegetable oil for cooking. She is requesting this loan of 120,000 F CFA to bolster her business. Married, she has 6 children, of whom the youngest, Blanchard Samuel, is only 5 months old.
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Originaire de Ouidah, dame D. Cica a été à l'école juqu'en classe de CE1.Après avoir abandonné,elle aida sa maman à vendre de la bouillie faite à base de farine de maïs .Puis à son propre compte,elle s'est mise à vendre du pain et de la nourriture:mélange de riz et haricot cuit accompagné de friture communément appelé"Atassi".Mais elle a fini par préférer la vente de pain et cessa de vendre du ""atassi".Par ailleurs,elle y a ajouté la vente d'huile végétale pour la cuisson.C'est pour renforcer son activité qu'elle sollicite ce prêt de 120000fcfa.Mariée, elle a 6 enfants dont le dernier Blanchard Samuel est un nourrisson de 5 mois

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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
  • 516.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Cica purchase of 7 jerry cans of 25 liters of oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2008
Dec 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009