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Mr. Celine H. was born the 13th of March, 1965 at Seme Podji and is married to Mr. Simon Houssa who is retired from the Beninese army. She is the mother and responsible for 4 children, all of which attend school. To meet the family expenses she started a business selling smoked fish. As family expenses became heavier due to the children's higher education, she enlarged her business to include the sale of corn and manioc flour and the rental of push carts. Aware that she required additional financing, she has come to our institution (Alidé microfinance bank)
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dame H. Céline est née le 13 mars 1965 à sèmè podji, mariée à monsieur HOUSSA Simon, un retraité de l'armée béninoise. Elle est mére de 04 enfants tous scolarisés et à sa charge. Pour couvrir les dépenses de la famille elle a crée cet commerce de vente de poissons fumés. Les charges de la famille devenant de plus en plus lourdes à cause du niveau d'étude de ses enfants elle a associé à son commerce la vente de mais et de farine de manioc puis la location de pousse pousse. Etant dans le manque de financement elle a fait reccours à notre institution.

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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 $550 helped Céline purchase of 4 cartons of fish, 6 sacks of corn and 10 sacks of manioc flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 2, 2009
Jan 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010