Sourou is 54 years old and is married to a driver named Louis. The couple has four children, all attending (or having attended) school, and of whom one is still dependent on them. The family lives together, and Sourou ensures together with her husband the various family expenses.
Sourou has not attended school. To meet her diverse needs, Sourou has been selling grain for about ten years, and also motor oil as a secondary source of income. Sourou gets her supplies from a city in Benin.
Sourou is seeking financial support from ALIDé to further strengthen her business by increasing her stock supply and so better meet customer demand. Her strong point as an entrepreneur is the warm welcome she gives her customers.
Sourou est âgée de 54 ans et est mariée à un chauffeur du nom de Louis. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés, dont un reste à leur charge. La famille vit ensemble. Sourou assure ensemble avec son mari les diverses charges familiales. Sourou n’a pas fréquenté l'école. Pour subvenir à ses différents besoins, Sourou vend depuis une dizaine d’année des céréales et de l’huile à moteur de façon secondaire. Sourou s’approvisionne dans une ville du Bénin. En vue de renforcer davantage son activité par l’augmentation du stock de ses produits, afin de mieux satisfaire la demande de sa clientèle, Sourou sollicite l'appui financier de ALIDé. Son point fort en tant qu’entrepreneur est le bon accueil réservé à sa clientèle.
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.