Gbenassou Gilbert is 46 years old and married to a trader called Béatrice. The couple have 3 children, some of whom are going to school and are in their care. They are also raising another child who is not theirs. Gbenassou Gilbert lives together with his wife and children, and the couple both take care of the household expenses.
Gbenassou Gilbert did not go to school. He has been a miller for around 17 years and carries out his business in one of Benin´s markets. His income allows him to take care of his needs and those of his family. He also has a sideline business breeding pigs in his local area.
Gbenassou Gilbert is requesting a 4th loan from ALIDé in order to buy a corn mill and the necessary spare parts for it, so that he can increase his level of business activity. This loan will enable him to better fulfill customer demand within a short time period. He has fully repaid his 3 previous loans.
Gbenassou Gilbert est âgé de 46 ans et est marié à une marchande du nom de Béatrice. Le couple a trois enfants dont certains scolarisés et à charge. Le couple a un autre enfant à leur charge, en dehors de leurs enfants. Gbenassou Gilbert vit ensemble avec sa femme et ses enfants. Gbenassou Gilbert n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges familiales. Depuis dix sept ans environs, Gbenassou Gilbert exerce l’activité de meunier dans un marché du Bénin, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de sa famille. De façon secondaire, Gbenassou Gilbert fait l’élevage de porcs dans sa région. Dans le but de rehausser le niveau de son activité par l’acquisition d’un nouveau moulin à maïs et des pièces de rechanges nécessaires au bon fonctionnement de son moulin, Gbenassou Gilbert sollicite pour la quatrième fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce quatrième prêt lui permettra certainement de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle dans un bref délai. Les trois premiers crédits ont été bien remboursés.
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.