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Mètolé Louise
Mètolé Louise M. was born in 1980 and is married to Félix AWLIWA. About six years ago, she settled with her husband in the Adjina neighbourhood in the third borough of Porto-Novo. The couple shares family expenses.

Louise has never attended school. To meet her needs, she has been selling corn, “sodabi” (a local fermented beverage), and charcoal from her home. She gets her supplies from Abomey in the Zou Department of Benin. She has been in business for the past ten years, and has fully repaid the previous loan granted by ALIDé.

Louise wishes to increase her working capital and raise her activity to new levels, so as to attract more customers and generate more revenue. This is why she is requesting another loan.
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M. Mètolé Louise est née en 1980 et est mariée à AWLIWA Félix. Il y a près de six ans que Louise vit avec son mari au quartier Adjina dans le troisième arrondissement de la ville de Porto-Novo. Le couple se partage les différentes charges du foyer. Louise n'a jamais fréquenté l'école. Pour subvenir à ses besoins, Louise mène comme activité, la vente de maïs, de "sodabi" (boisson alcoolisée locale), et aussi du charbon de bois à son domicile; Louise achète ses produits à Abomey, dans le département du Zou au Bénin. Louise exerce cette activité depuis une dizaine d'année et a bien remboursé le prêt antérieur qu'elle avait reçu de ALIDé. Louise désire augmenter son fonds de roulement et élever le niveau de son activité pour attirer plus de clientèle et se faire plus de revenu. C'est la raison pour laquelle Louise sollicite un autre crédit.

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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
  • 532.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mètolé Louise buy bags of corn and charcoal, and containers of "sodabi".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2010
May 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011