Félix, age 47, is married to Antoinette. The couple have ten children, some of whom go to school. In addition to their children, they have another child in their care. The family all live together, and Félix and his wife handle the various household responsibilities.
Félix did not attend school. He makes a living as a farmer and he has also been raising pigs for about 30 years. He buys his supplies in a region of Benin.
To bolster his activity and better meet customer demand, Félix wishes to buy inputs to grow maize, niébé (black-eyed peas) and peppers.
This is Félix’s sixth loan cycle with ALIDé. All past loans were repaid without incident
Félix, âgé de 47 ans et est marié à Antoinette. Le couple a dix enfants, dont certains scolarisés. En plus de leurs enfants, le couple à un autre enfant à leur charge. La famille vit ensemble. Félix assure ensemble avec sa femme les diverses charges familiales. Félix n’a pas fréquenté l'école. Pour subvenir à ses différents besoins, Félix exerce l'agriculture et fait parallèlement l'élevage des porcs depuis une trentaine d’années. Félix s’approvisionne dans une région du Bénin. En vue de renforcer davantage son activité afin de mieux satisfaire la demande de sa clientèle, Félix désire acheter des intrants pour cultiver du maïs, du niébé et du piment. C'est la sixième fois Félix sollicite l'appui financier de ALIDé. Les prêts antérieurs ont été bien remboursés.
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.