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Pierrette Akouavi
Pierrette Akouavi is 52 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a teacher named François. She dropped out of middle school. The couple has three children in school to support. In addition to their children, they have three other children to support. The children live together with their parents. The couple jointly ensures that the diverse household expenses are covered.

To support herself and her children, Pierrette Akouavi has been selling a variety of goods and grains (corn, rice, beans, and cassava flour) for twenty years. Thanks to the income this business generates for her, she is helping with the family expenses.

To satisfy the needs of her burgeoning customer base, Pierrette Akouavi is requesting a loan from ALIDé for a fourth time. The loans she previously received have indeed been repaid.
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Pierrette Akouavi est âgée de 52 ans et vit au Bénin. Pierrette Akouavi est mariée à un enseignant du nom de François. Pierrette Akouavi a arrêté l'école au niveau secondaire. Le couple a trois enfants tous scolarisés et à leur charge. En plus de leurs enfants, le couple a trois autres enfants en charge. Les enfants vivent ensemble avec leurs parents. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges de la maison. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, Pierrette Akouavi vend depuis vingt ans de divers articles et des céréales (maïs, riz, haricot et farine de manioc). Grâce au revenu que lui génère cette activité, Pierrette Akouavi contribue aux différentes dépenses de sa famille. Pour satisfaire aux besoins de sa clientèle de plus en plus grandissante, Pierrette Akouavi sollicite pour une quatrième fois un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les crédits reçus antérieurement par Pierrette Akouavi ont été bien remboursés.

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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
  • 492.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Pierrette Akouavi to buy sacks of corn, rice, beans and cassava flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012