Inés Y. is an unmarried hairdresser who also sells hair extensions and cosmetics. She was born on August 10, 1977. She started off with selling mobile phone cards, pagnes (colorful West African cloth), and fabrics. When she received her Kiva loan in 2005, she added cosmetics. She buys her goods in Tokpa and in Lomé. Currently, she is building on a plot of land next-door in order to have a real hair salon.
Y. Inés est une coiffeuse célibataire qui vend également les mèches et les produits cosmétiques. Elle est née le 10 aout 1977. Elle a commencé avec la vente des cartes de recharge et de pagnes et de tissus. Quand elle a reçu son prêt de Kiva en 2005, elle a ajouté les produits cosmétiques. Elle achète ses produits à Tokpa et à Lomé. Actuellement elle est entrain de construire une parcelle à côté d’elle pour avoir une vraie boutique coiffeuse.
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.