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Laure A. was born October 30, 1975 and has been living for the past 19 years in PK10 Marina, in the Sèmè-Podji district of Benin. She is married to Donald AGBO, a computer specialist. The couple have three children, but only some of them are educated. Laure lives together with her husband and children, and the couple share household expenses. Laure has only attended primary school, after which she learned sewing.

Laure has been sewing for approximately ten years. She also sells fabrics and haberdashery supplies from her home-based workshop. She goes to Dantokpa, Benin's international market, for her supplies.

Laure is a former client of ALIDé, having already been granted three loans by the organisation, all of which were repaid in full. She would like to increase her activities so that she can give better response to customer requests. This is why she is now applying for a fourth loan from ALIDé.
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A. Laure est née le 30 Octobre 1975 et vit depuis près de 19 ans à PK10 Marina, dans la commune de Sèmè-Podji au Bénin. Laure est mariée à AGBO Donald, un informaticien. Le couple a trois enfants, mais seulement certains enfants sont scolarisés. Laure vit ensemble avec ses enfants et son mari. Le couple assure ensemble les charges de la famille. Laure n’a fréquenté que l’école primaire, et a appris ensuite la couture. Laure exerce cette activité depuis environs 10 ans. Laure vend également des tissus et des produits de mercerie dans son atelier se trouvant à son domicile. C’est à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin, que Laure s’approvisionne. Laure est une ancienne cliente de ALIDé, ayant déjà bénéficié de trois crédits auprès de l’institution, crédits qu’elle a bien remboursés. Laure voudrait renforcer son activité pour mieux répondre à la demande de ses clients. C’est pourquoi Laure sollicite un quatrième crédit auprès de ALIDé.

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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
  • 458.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Laure buy pieces of fabric and haberdashery articles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2010
Dec 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 26, 2011