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Loukouman is married to Aminatou, a retailer. They have five children to support. Four of the children are their own but all are in school. He and his wife live in the same house with the children. The various family expenses are covered by the couple.

Loukouman dropped out of secondary school and then learned about electronics. He has been doing this work for seventeen years, and it enables him to meet the requirements of his customers and to ensure that the various family expenses are covered. He would like to expand his workshop by stocking up on supplies and electronic replacement parts. This will allow him to satisfy customer demand better. He gets her supplies from Nigeria, a country neighboring Benin.

This is the third time that he has asked for financial support from ALIDé with the aim of boosting his business and growing his customer base and his revenues. The first two loans have both been repaid completely.
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Loukouman est marié à Aminatou, une revendeuse. Le couple a cinq enfants à charge, dont quatre sont les leurs. Les enfants sont tous scolarisés. Loukouman et sa femme vivent dans la même maison avec leurs enfants. Les diverses charges de la famille sont supportées par le couple. Loukouman a arrêté l'école au cours secondaire, puis a appris l'électronique ; activité qu’il exerce depuis dix sept ans et qui lui permet de satisfaire aux exigences de sa clientèle et d’assurer les diverses charges de sa famille. Loukouman désire agrandir son atelier en s’approvisionnant en matériels et en pièces de rechanges électroniques, ce qui lui permettra de mieux satisfaire la demande de sa clientèle. Loukouman s’approvisionne au Nigeria, État voisin du Bénin. C’est la troisième fois que Loukouman demande l’appui financier d’ALIDé, en vue de rehausser le niveau de son activité, d’accroître sa clientèle et son revenu. Les deux premiers crédits ont été tous bien remboursés.

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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
  • 463.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Loukouman to buy electronic replacement parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012