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Lucresse S., 21, is married to Jules Hounkola, and they have two children Alex et Doris. Doris is enrolled in school. Lucresse began selling peanuts 8 years ago and presently she is selling various items and working as a hairdresser. The income from her other loans has allowed her to build her own workplace. With this loan, she plans to buy eggs for re-sale. In future, she would like to begin to sell cosmetics.

The meaning of Alidé in the local language of Benin, Fon, is "another path always exists for the most poor". Benin is a small country in West Africa beside Nigeria, where the GNP per capita is US$ 1,500. Alidé offers special 0% interest loans to very vulnerable clients and it is in a group which will soon be beginning a micro health insurance program.

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La signification d’ALIDé en langue locale du Bénin, le Fon, est « un chemin existe toujours pour les plus pauvres ». Le Bénin est un petit pays de l’Afrique d’Ouest à coté du Nigeria où le PIB par habitant est à $1,500. ALIDé offre les prêts spéciaux a 0% d’intérêt aux gens très vulnérables et il est dans un groupe qui lancent bientôt un programme de la microassurance santé.

S. Lucresse a 21 ans et elle s’est mariée avec HOUNKOLA Jules. Ils ont deux enfants, Alex et Doris. Doris est scolarisée. Lucresse a commencé avec la vente des arachides il y a 8 ans, et actuellement elle vend les divers et elle est coiffeuse. Le revenu de ses autres crédits lui a permis de construire son lieu d’activité. Avec ce crédit, elle va acheter les œufs pour vendre. Dans l’avenir, elle voudrait commencer par vendre les produits cosmétiques.

Additional Information

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
  • 506.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Lucresse purchase of various items for re-sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009