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Louise
Louise H. was born June 8, 1965 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. About 14 years ago, Louise moved to Dandji, in the Sèmè-Podji village of Benin. Louise is married to Jean Tchevoegba, a mechanic. The couple has five children who live with them in Dandji. Some of their children go to school. Louise helps her husband support the family, thanks to the supplementary income she makes from her trade.
Louise only attended elementary school. To meet her family's needs, Louise sells food (rice, beans, spaghetti) in front of the public primary school in Dandji and the Sainte Marie school in Cotonou. Louise stocks up on supplies in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. Louise began this work ten years ago.
Louise has already received one loan from ALIDé which she repaid in full. At this time, Louise does not have sufficient funds to take her business to the next level and better meet her clients' needs. For this reason, Louise is asking for another loan from ALIDé.
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H. Louise est née le 08 Juin 1965 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Il y a environs 14 ans que Louise s’est installée à Dandji, dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji au Bénin. Louise est mariée à TCHEVOEGBA Jean, un mécanicien. Le couple a cinq enfants, qui vivent ensemble avec eux à Dandji. Certains des enfants sont scolarisés. Louise vient en aide à son mari dans les charges de la famille, grâce au revenu supplémentaire issu de son activité. Louise n’a fait que l’école primaire. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, Louise vend de la nourriture (riz, haricot, spaghetti) devant l’Ecole Primaire Publique de Dandji et aussi à Sainte Marie à Cotonou. Louise s’approvisionne à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Il y a une dizaine d’année que Louise mène cette activité. Louise a déjà obtenu une fois de crédit à ALIDé, crédit qu’elle a bien remboursé. En ces périodes, Louise manque suffisamment de moyens financiers pour rehausser le niveau de son activité, afin de mieux répondre à la demande des clients. C’est pourquoi Louise sollicite un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 458.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Louise purchase of sacks of rice and beans, and sauce condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jan 12, 2010
Listed
Dec 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 3, 2010