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André is 54 years old and lives in Benin. He halted his studies in primary school. André is married to a merchant named Thérèse. They have eight children. Five of the children are their own, and some of them are in school. André lives together with this children and wife, and he jointly ensures with her that the diverse household expenses are covered.

To meet his diverse needs and those of his family, André learned how to be sew and has been working in this trade for nearly 35 years in this region. Concurrent to this trade, he sells used motorbikes in his region. He gets his supplies from Nigeria. Thanks to the revenues generated by this business, André helps to cover the different household expenses.

To satisfy his burgeoning customer base, André is requesting a loan from ALIDé for a third time. The two loan he previously received were indeed paid back.
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André est âgée de 54 ans et vit au Bénin. André a arrêté l’école au niveau primaire. André est marié à une marchande du nom de Thérèse. Le couple a huit enfants dont cinq sont à leur charge et dont certains enfants sont scolarisés. André vit ensemble avec ses enfants et sa femme et assure ensemble avec sa femme les diverses charges de la maison. Pour répondre à ses divers besoins et à ceux de ses enfants, André a appris le métier de la couture et exerce ce métier depuis près de trente cinq ans dans sa région. Parallèlement a ce métier André vend des motos d’occasion dans sa région. André s’approvisionne au Nigéria. Grâce aux revenus que lui génère ses activités, André contribue aux différentes dépenses de sa maison. Pour satisfaire aux besoins de sa clientèle de plus en plus grandissante, André sollicite pour une troisième fois un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les deux crédits reçus antérieurement par André 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
  • 492.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped André to buy a sewing machine and sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2013