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Calixte Lamidi
Calixte Lamidi was born on October 8, 1973. He is married to Foumilayo, a merchant. The couple supports five children, four of whom are theirs. The children are all in school. Calixte Lamidi and his wife live in the same house with their children. The various family expenses are covered by the couple.

Calixte Lamidi only attended primary school. But he learned the trade of welding, an occupation he has been working at for eighteen years. It enables him to meet the requirements of his customers and to ensure the various family expenses are covered. He would like to expand his welding shop by acquiring welding supplies (a bending machine, iron, etc.) He gets her supplies from Nigeria, a country neighboring Benin.

This is the second time that has asked for financial support from ALIDé, so as to boost his level of business and to grow his customer base and his revenues.
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Né le 08 Octobre 1973, Calixte Lamidi est marié à Foumilayo une marchande. Le couple à cinq enfants à charge, dont quatre sont les leurs. Les enfants sont tous scolarisés. Calixte Lamidi et sa femme vivent dans la même maison avec leurs enfants. Les diverses charges de la famille sont supportées par le couple. Calixte Lamidi n’a fréquenté que l’école primaire, mais a appris le métier de soudure ; activité qu’il exerce depuis dix huit ans et qui lui permet de satisfaire aux exigences de sa clientèle et d’assurer les diverses charges de sa famille. Calixte Lamidi désire agrandir son atelier en s’approvisionnant en matériels de soudure (plieuse, fer, etc.). Calixte Lamidi s’approvisionne au Nigéria, Etat voisin du Bénin. C’est la deuxième fois que Calixte Lamidi demande l’appui financier de ALIDé, en vue de rehausser le niveau de son activité, d’accroître sa clientèle et son 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.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 458.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Calixte Lamidi to buy welding supplies (a bending machine, iron, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2011
Jun 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012