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Théophile is 40 years old and lives in Benin. He is married to a trader called Cécile. Théophile has had a bit of schooling. The couple have 5 dependent children, some of whom go to school. Théophile lives together with wife and children, and together they take care of the household responsibilities.

Théophile has been a farmer for 16 years, in order to be able to cover the different family expenses. In order to increase his production, so that he can better respond to his customer demand, Théophile would like to buy agricultural inputs needed to cultivate black-eyed peas, corn and peppers. This is the 5th time that he request a loan from ALIDé. The previous loans have been correctly repaid.
Théophile est âgé de 40 ans et vit au Bénin. Théophile est marié à une marchande du nom de Cécile. Théophile a un peu fréquenté l'école. Le couple a cinq enfants dont certains sont scolarisés et tous à leur charge. Théophile vit ensemble avec sa femme et ses enfants et assure ensemble les charges de la maison. Afin d’assurer les diverses charges de la famille, Théophile mène comme activité depuis seize ans, l’agriculture. Dans la quête d'augmenter sa production Théophile désire acheter des intrants pour cultiver du niébé, du maïs et du piment dans le but de mieux répondre au exigence de ses clients. C'est pour la cinquième fois que Théophile sollicite un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les prêts antérieurs 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
  • 502.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Théophile to cultivate black-eyed peas, corn and peppers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Dec 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013