Akimou is 38 years old and lives in Benin. He did not attend school. He is married to a woman named Mariam. The couple has four children, some of whom are in school. Akimou lives with his wife and children and shares the household expenses with his wife.
In order to cover the various expenses of the family, Akimou has been working as a repairman for about ten years. In addition to this activity, he also sells palm oil.
Eager to meet the needs of his customers and to increase his turnover and income, Akimou is requesting a first loan from ALIDé. This loan will surely help him to boost his level of activity and to make more profits.
Akimou est âgé de 38 ans et vit au Bénin. Akimou n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Akimou est marié à un certain Mariam. Le couple a quatre enfants dont certains scolarisés. Akimou 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, Akimou mène comme activité depuis une dizaine d’année, le dépannage. De façon secondaire à cette activité, Akimou vend de l’huile de palme. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Akimou sollicite pour la première 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.
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.