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Flaure Mahoutin
Flaure Mahoutin (raising her hand in the photo) is 37 years old and married to Désiré, a mechanic. They have three children, all in school and two still in their care. Flaure Mahoutin has left school after the primary grades. She lives together with her husband and children. The spouses jointly provide for various household needs. For several years, Flaure Mahoutin has been selling coolers and spoons as a street vendor. In addition, she also sells fabric. Flaure Mahoutin is dedicated to her work, which allows her to provide for herself and her children. She stocks up in a town of Benin. With the goal of meeting customer demand and the need of increasing her working capital, Flaure Mahoutin is seeking her fifth loan. This loan will allow her to better respond to customer demand and earn a higher profit. The prior loans have been duly repaid.
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Flaure Mahoutin (dont la main est levée sur la photo), est âgée de 37 ans et est mariée à Désiré, un mécanicien. Le couple a trois enfants, tous scolarisés et deux restent à leur charge. Flaure Mahoutin a arrêté l’école au niveau primaire. Flaure Mahoutin vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple assure ensemble les différentes charges de la maison. Il y a quelques années que Flaure Mahoutin exerce comme activité, la vente des glacières et des cuillères de façon ambulante. Parallèlement à cette activité, Flaure Mahoutin vend des tissus. Flaure Mahoutin exerce cette activité passionnément, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. Flaure Mahoutin s’approvisionne dans une ville du Bénin. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et en vue d’augmenter son fonds de roulement, Flaure Mahoutin sollicite un cinquième crédit. Ce crédit lui servira à mieux répondre aux demandes de leur clientèle et à se faire plus de profits. Les crédits précédents 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
  • 511.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Flaure Mahoutin to buy coolers and fabric [for resale].
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Nov 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013