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G. Léocadie
Born on March 3, 1978 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, G. Léocadie K. is married to Simon LOKO. The couple have four children, all attending school. The family lives in the Ahouassa neighbourhood of Cotonou. Léocadie often assists her husband with household expenses, thanks to the revenue generated by her activity. She attended school up to secondary level.

To meet her various expenses over the past eight years, Léocadie has been selling children’s clothing and pieces of fabric, through the distribution system. As a secondary activity Léocadie sells corn, which allows her to diversify her sources of income. She gets her supplies from Lomé in Togo (a neighbouring country), and also from Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace.

Léocadie is a former beneficiary of ALIDé, having already been granted four loans, all reimbursed in full. Léocadie’s customer base is increasing day by day, but she is unable to satisfy the demand due to her financial limitations. She is therefore requesting a fifth loan from ALIDé.
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Née le 03 Mars 1978 à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin, K. G. Léocadie est mariée à LOKO Simon. Le couple a quatre enfants qui sont tous scolarisés. La famille vit au quartier Ahouassa à Cotonou. Léocadie vient souvent en aide à son mari pour assurer les charges de la famille, grâce aux revenus que lui procure son activité. Léocadie a fréquenté l’école jusqu’au cours secondaire. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Léocadie vend depuis environs 8 ans, des habits pour enfants et des tissus, par le système de distribution. Léocadie mène comme activité secondaire, la vente de maïs, ce qui lui permet de multiplier ses sources de revenus. Léocadie s’approvisionne à Lomé au Togo (Etat voisin du Bénin) et aussi à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Léocadie est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà bénéficié de quatre crédits qui ont été bien remboursés. La clientèle de Léocadie s’accroît au jour le jour ; mais Léocadie n’arrive pas à la satisfaire parce que les moyens financiers dont elle dispose sont faibles. Léocadie sollicite donc un cinquième crédit pour renforcer son activité.

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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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 464.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped G. Léocadie buy children's clothing and pieces of fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 27, 2011