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Alice
Alice A. is married to Théophile HOUENOU, an automotive painter. The couple have three children, all of whom attend school. Alice and her family have lived for a dozen years in the Sènadé neighborhood of Cotonou, the economic capital of Bénin. Alice did not attend school. To support herself and her family, Alice sells different types of fabric (hitarget, bazin [damask], etc.), kitchenware and ice chests through the distribution system. Alice runs a secondary business selling school supplies. Alice buys her products at Dantokpa, the international market of Bénin and also in Lomé, a neighboring country of Bénin. Alice has run this business for 11 years and has already received five loans from ALIDé that have been fully repaid. Alice is requesting a sixth loan from ALIDé because she now wants to bolster her business and increase her sales.
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A. Alice est mariée à HOUENOU Théophile, un peintre auto. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés. Alice vit avec sa famille depuis une douzaine d’année au quartier Sènadé à Cotonou, capitale économique du Bénin. Alice n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de sa famille, Alice vend des tissus de différentes sortes (hitarget, bazins, etc.), des ustensiles de cuisine et des glacières par le système de distribution. De façon secondaire, Alice mène comme activité, la vente de fournitures scolaires. C’est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, et aussi à Lomé, pays voisin du Bénin, que Alice achète ses produits. Alice exerce cette activité depuis onze ans et a déjà bénéficié de cinq crédits auprès de ALIDé, crédits qui ont tous été bien remboursés. Alice désire actuellement renforcer son activité et accroître son chiffre d’affaire ; raison pour laquelle Alice sollicite auprès de ALIDé, un sixième prêt.

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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.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 487.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Alice to buy fabric, kitchenware and school supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 17, 2010
Listed
Sep 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011