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Charles is 35 years old and married to Dotou, a tradeswoman; he lives with her and their children. The couple have four children in their care, three of whom are theirs. Some of the children attend school. Charles and his wife work together to see to the family's needs. He left school after second grade and then trained in electronics - he has now been working in this field for nine years and it enables him to see to his family's demands. He sources his goods from Benin's neighbouring state, Nigeria. This is the third loan that Charles has sought from ALIDé. This loan will enable him to better equip his studio by enabling him to purchase electronics parts, so that he may better see to his customers' demands and boost his business revenue.
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Charles est âgé de 35 ans et est marié à Dotou, une revendeuse. Le couple a quatre enfants à charge, dont trois sont les leurs. Certains des enfants sont scolarisés. Charles vit ensemble avec sa femme et ses enfants. Charles subvient ensemble avec sa femme, aux besoins de la famille. Charles a arrêté l'école au cours secondaire, puis a appris l'électronique, une activité qu’il exerce depuis neuf ans et qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. Charles s’approvisionne au Nigeria, État voisin du Bénin. C’est la troisième fois que Charles sollicite auprès de ALIDé, un crédit. Ce crédit lui servira à mieux équiper son atelier par l’acquisition de pièces électroniques, en vue de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle et d'accroître son revenu.

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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
  • 463.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Charles to purchase electronics parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012