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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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A. K. Ama est originaire du Togo, elle est née le 26/05/1973 à Lomé. K. Ama est mariée à KOUKPAGAN Christophe qui est comptable à UNITEC-Bénin. Ama a quatre enfants dont un garçon et trois filles qui sont tous scolarisés. L’ainé Jonathan est en classe de sixème. Ama vend des boissons de la Société Béninoise de Brasserie(SOBEBRA) du Bénin et des galettes faites à base de maïs. Ama est à son quatrième crédit. Ama sollicite ce crédit pour renforcer son activité.

La signification de ALIDé en langue locale du Bénin, le Fon, est « un chemin existe toujours pour les plus pauvres ». Le Bénin est un petit pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest à coté du Nigeria où le PIB par habitant est à $1,500. ALIDé offre les prêts spéciaux de 0% d’intérêt aux personnes très vulnérables et elle est dans un groupe qui lance bientôt un programme de la micro-assurance santé pour les bénéficiaires de micro crédit.

Additional Information

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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 512.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Ama to buy a sack of corn and six cases of drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009