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Born on October 30, 1975 in ZA-KPOTA and the daughter of a farmer, Léontine A. never went to school. She is married to Bienvenu KIKI, an electrician, and has three children: Hans, Jeffry, and Claudette. When a teenager, she entered an apprenticeship and learned hairdressing. She has had her own hairdressing business for twelve years already. Meanwhile, she has included door-to-door sales of hair extensions to her business: she has two employees for this. This loan is for bolstering this business and diversifying it through the sale of yams and other goods.
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Née le 30/10/1975 à ZA-KPOTA d'un père cultivateur; Léontine A. n'est jamais allée à l'école. Mariée à KIKI Bienvenu, électricien,elle a 3 enfants: Hans,Jeffry, et Claudette. Adolescente ,elle alla en apprentissage et apprit la coiffure, voici 12 ans déjà qu'elle exerce le métier à son propre compte.Entre temps, elle associa la vente ambulante de mèches à son activité:elle dispose de deux domestiques qu'elle emploie à cela .C'est pour renforcer cette activité et la diversifier avec la vente d'igname et autres articles.

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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
  • 512.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Léontine 25 tubs of yams and 2 boxes of hair extensions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010