A loan of $150 helped to buy palm nuts.


Cécile's story

G. Cécile was born on February 18, 1975 in the commune of Ifangni in Sakété, Plateau County. She is married and the mother of two children, one of whom is in school. She currently lives with her husband in Takon in the commune of Sakété, Plateau County. Cécile is a retailer of red oil, which she obtains from processing palm nuts. Lacking financial means, she has not been able to develop her business. This is why she's asking for a loan.


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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