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Sofiatou is 34 years old and she is married to a man named Théodore. The couple have three dependent children who all attend school. In addition to their own, they also have two other children in their care. Sofiatou and her husband handle together the various household responsibilities.

Sofiatou did not go to school, but she did learn the trade of hairstyling, an activity she has been practicing passionately for about ten years, and which allows her to earn significant income. To better provide for her children, Sofiatou also sells fabrics and cosmetics from her shop as a secondary activity.

Sofiatou gets her stock in Nigeria and Togo. This first loan will help her to bolster her activity and better meet customer demand.
Sofiatou est âgée de 34 ans et est mariée à un certain Théodore. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés et à leur charge. En plus de leurs enfants, le couple a deux autres enfants à leur charge. Sofiatou et son mari assurent ensemble les diverses charges de la famille. Sofiatou n’a pas fréquenté l’école, mais a appris la coiffure, une activité qu’elle exerce passionnément depuis une dizaine d’année et qui lui procure des revenus non négligeables. Parallèlement à cette activité et pour mieux assurer les besoins de ses enfants, Sofiatou vend dans son atelier, des tissus et des produits cosmétiques. Sofiatou s’approvisionne au Nigéria et au Togo. Ce premier crédit permettra certainement à Sofiatou de rehausser le niveau de son activité et de mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle.

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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
  • 505.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sofiatou to buy hair extensions, cosmetics, and fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012