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Sonagnon René
Sonagnon René is 38 years old and lives in Benin. He has an elementary school education. He is married to Alice, a hairdresser. The couple have three children to support. Not all of the children are in school, and two of them are their own children. Sonagnon René lives together with his wife and children, and along with his wife, he ensures that the household expenses are covered.

To ensure the diverse family expenses are covered, Sonagnon René has had a business for about ten years styling hair, as well as raising rabbits at his house. Parallel to this work, he is a painter and decorator. He gets his supplies from his region.

Seeking to satisfy his customers and to increase his sales and revenues, Sonagnon René is requesting a loan from ALIDé for a fourth time. This loan will surely enable him to boost his business and make more profit. The previous loans were indeed paid back.
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Sonagnon René est âgé de 38 ans et vit au Bénin. Sonagnon René a fréquenté l’école jusqu’au niveau primaire. Sonagnon René est marié à Alice, une coiffeuse. Le couple a trois enfants à leur charge, dont certains scolarisés. Parmi les enfants, deux sont leurs propres enfants. Sonagnon René vit ensemble avec sa femme et ses enfants et assure ensemble avec sa femme, les charges de la maison. Afin d’assurer les diverses charges de la famille, Sonagnon René mène comme activité depuis une dizaine d’année, la coiffure ainsi que l’élevage des lapins dans son domicile. Parallèlement à cette activité, Sonagnon René fait la peinture et la décoration. Sonagnon René s’approvisionne dans sa région. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Sonagnon René sollicite pour la quatrième fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce prêt lui permettra certainement de rehausser le niveau de son activité et de se faire plus de profits. Les premiers prêts 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
  • 508.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sonagnon René to purchase rabbit cages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 26, 2013