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Sourou Jean
Sourou Jean is a 46-year-old farmer. He is married to Julie, a merchant, with whom he has six children. Some of the couple's children go to school and all are their dependents. Sourou Jean and his wife live with their children and jointly take care of the various household expenses.

Sourou Jean did not attend school. For the past 26 years or so, he has been working in agriculture. Additionally, he is involved in fishing, an activity he carries out in a village in Benin. He is passionate about his work, and his activity allows him to meet his needs as well as those of his children. He stocks up locally.

Eager to meet the needs of his customers, Sourou Jean is requesting a third loan from ALIDé in order to grow maize and chili peppers. This loan will allow him to better satisfy his customers' needs and to increase his profits. His previous loans were duly repaid.
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Sourou Jean est un agriculteur et est marié à une marchande du nom de Julie. Sourou Jean est âgé de 46 ans. Le couple a six enfants, dont certains sont scolarisés et tous à leur charge. Sourou Jean et sa femme vivent ensemble avec leurs enfants et assurent ensemble les différentes charges de la maison. Sourou Jean n’a pas fréquenté l'école. Il y a environ vingt six ans que Sourou Jean exerce l'activité d'agriculture. Sourou Jean fait parallèlement de la pêche dans un village du Bénin. Sourou Jean exerce cette activité passionnément, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. Sourou Jean s’approvisionne dans sa région. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle, Sourou Jean sollicite un troisième crédit auprès de ALIDé, dans le but de cultiver du maïs et du piment pour satisfaire ses clients et se faire plus de profits. Les prêts antérieurs reçus 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 Sourou Jean to grow maize and chili peppers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Dec 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013