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Agnès K. D. was born in 1956 and is married to Etienne Awissou, a gardener. The couple have four children, some of whom are in school. The family have lived for about five years in Cocotomey in the community of Abomey Calavi. Together with her husband, Agnès helps pays the family expenses thanks to her business income. Not having gone to school, she sells secondhand clothing and cosmetic sponges on foot, which allows her to meet her needs. Agnès buys her products in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. She has been engaged in this business for the last four years and has already obtained two loans through ALIDé, both of which she has repaid in full. With the goal of growing her business and gaining more customers, Agnès is requesting another loan to increase her income.
K. D. Agnès est née en 1956 et est mariée à AWISSOU Etienne, un jardinier. Le couple a quatre enfants, dont certains sont scolarisés. Il y a environs cinq ans que la famille habite Cocotomey dans la commune d'Abomey Calavi. Agnès subvient ensemble avec son mari aux besoins de la famille grâce au revenu que lui procure son activité. N'ayant pas fréquenté l'école, Agnès vend des friperies et des éponges de toilette de façon ambulante, ce qui lui permet de faire face à ses besoins. Agnès achète ses produits à Dantokpa, marché international du Bénin. Agnès exerce cette activité depuis quatre ans et a déjà obtenu deux crédits auprès de ALIDé, crédits qu'elle a bien remboursés. Dans le but d'agrandir son activité et d'accroître sa clientèle, Agnès sollicite un autre crédit afin de se faire plus de revenu.

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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
  • 504.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Agnès purchase of a bale of secondhand clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011