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Gouton is 52 years old and lives in Benin. He is married to a seller named Eugénie with whom he has six children. Some of the couple's children are in school and three are still in their care. Gouton and Eugénie live with their children and jointly take care of the various needs of the household.

To provide for his family, Gouton has been working as a farmer in his region for the past thirty years or so. In addition to his farming business, he also processes palm nuts and palm oil, locally. He buys his supplies in his region.

In order to increase his turnover and income, Gouton would like to buy some goods to meet his customers' demand. To do so, he is requesting a fourth loan from Alidé. This loan will surely help him to increase the level of his activity and to make more profits. His previous loans have been duly repaid.
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Gouton est âgé de 52 ans et vit au Bénin. Gouton est marié à une marchande du nom de Eugénie. Le couple a six enfants, dont certains scolarisés et trois restent à leur charge. Le couple vit ensemble avec les enfants et assure ensemble les divers besoins besoins du ménage. Afin d’assurer les diverses charges de la famille, Gouton mène comme activité depuis une trentaine d’année, l’agriculture dans sa région. Parallèlement à cette activité, Gouton fait la transformation des noix de palme et de l’huile de palme dans sa région. Gouton s’approvisionne dans sa région. Afin d’accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Gouton désire acquérir des produits pour satisfaire la demande de ses clients. Pour ce faire, Gouton 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
  • 515.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Gouton to buy palm nuts and palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013