A loan of $250 helped to buy a sack of corn and six cases of drinks.


Ama's story

A. K. Ama traces her roots to Togo. She was born on May 26, 1973 in Lomé. She is married to KOUKPAGAN Christophe, who is an accountant at UNITEC-Bénin. She has four children, a boy and three girls who are all in school. Jonathan, the eldest, is in the 6th grade. Ama sells beverages from Société Béninoise de Brasserie (SOBEBRA) in Benin and also galettes made from corn. She is on her fourth loan and is requesting this loan to bolster her business.


Alidé means “there is always a path for the poorest” in Benin’s local language of Fon. Benin is a small West African country located next to Nigeria and has a per capita GDP of $1,500. Alidé offers special loans to highly vulnerable people at an interest rate of 0%. It is part of a group that is soon launching a micro health insurance program for recipients of micro-loans.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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