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A native of Allada, Mrs. Louise H. was born in 1961 in Cotonou. Raised by her aunt, she helped the latter sell "akassa" (a porridge made out of maize). In 1979, she was apprenticed to a seamstress, thanks to financial help from her big sister. She received her diploma in that trade after 9 years.

Louise opened her own workshop and plied her trade for three years before beginning to sell maize, red palm oil, and cereals. For 12 years now, she has been selling fresh eggs and articles on deep discount: plates, cups, etc. She is requesting this third loan of 150,000 F CFA with a term of 10 months to bolster her little business. Married to Martin Tossou, a shoemaker, she has no children.

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Originaire d'ALLADA,dame H. Louise est née en 1961 à Cotonou. Elevée par sa tante , elle aidait cette dernière dans la vente d'akassa (pâte faite à base de maïs) .En 1979, elle alla en apprentissage de couture gràce au soutien financier de sa grande sœur. Elle reçut son diplôme de fin d' apprentissage après 09 ans.Elle a ouvert son atelier de couture et exerça le métier pendant 3 ans avant de se lancer dans le commerce de maïs ,huile rouge et céréales. Depuis 12 ans ; elle s'est mise dans la vente des oeufs frais et produits de soldes (liquidation):plats,tasses et autres .Elle sollicite ce 3ème prêt de 150000fcfa d'une durée de 10 mois pour renforcer son activité .Mariée à TOSSOU Martin, cordonnier ,elle n'a pas d'enfant.

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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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 516.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Louise 10 cartons of 4 dozen cups and plates; 50 trays of eggs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2008
Dec 14, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009