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Lucy is 42 years old and is married to a driver named Nicodemus. The couple has four children, all attending school and under their care. Lucie lives together with her children and her husband.

To manage her various responsibilities and contribute towards family expenses, Lucy's business activity has been to sell fabrics through the distribution system. Secondarily, Lucy also sells roasted peanuts.

Lucie has been in business for the past two years. She resupplies from a market in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy her customers and improve her standard of living, Lucy is requesting a fourth credit loan from ALIDé. The first three loans have been repaid in full.
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Lucie est âgée de 42 ans et est mariée à un conducteur du nom de Nicodem. Le couple a quatre enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. Lucie vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Pour assurer ses différentes charges et contribuer aux besoins de sa famille, Lucie mène comme activité la vente de tissus par le système de distribution. De façon secondaire, Lucie vend des arachides grillés. Lucie exerce cette activité depuis deux ans. Lucie s'approvisionne dans un marché du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour améliorer son niveau de vie, Lucie sollicite pour une quatrième fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les trois premiers crédits ont été bien remboursés.

Additional Information

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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 486.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Lucie buy fabrics and bags of peanuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012