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Célestin
Célestin, age 41, is married to a merchant named Odette. The couple has thirteen children to support, out of which some attend school. In addition, they have two other children to support. The couple covers the various family expenses together.

Célestin never attended school. To provide for himself and his family, he's been growing cereals for about thirty years. He sells his crops in his region.

In parallel, Célestin is a fisherman. He runs his businesses in a town in Benin. In order to bolster his business and better meet customer demand, he's seeking his fifth loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé.

He ambitions to bolster his business. The first four loans he received previously were repaid without problems.
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Célestin est âgé de 41 ans et est marié à une marchande du nom de Odette. Le couple a treize enfants dont certains scolarisés et tous à leur charge. En plus de leurs enfants, le couple a deux autres enfants en charge. Célestin n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges familiales. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de sa famille, Célestin mène comme activité depuis trente ans environs, la culture des céréales qu’il vend dans sa région. Parallèlement à cette activité, Célestin fait la pêche. C'est dans une ville du Bénin que Célestin exerce ses activités. Dans le but de renforcer son activité et de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle, Célestin sollicite un cinquième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Son ambition est d’accroître le niveau de son activité. Les quatre premiers crédits reçus antérieurement par Célestin 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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Célestin to buy products for his farm business (chili pepper, tomatoes, bean, and corn).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 10, 2011
Listed
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2012