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Gervais, 36, lives in Bénin. He is a widower raising four children. All the children are enrolled in school. Gervais is the sole breadwinner for his family. He attended school up to the secondary level. To support his family and himself, he learned tailoring. He has enthusiastically worked at this trade for eight years. Secondarily, he sells various products and shoes. He buys his merchandise in a market in Bénin. Wishing to better satisfy the demand of his clientele, Gervais is requesting his second loan from ALIDé.
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Gervais est âgé de 36 ans et vit au Bénin. Gervais est est un veuf ayant à sa charge quatre enfants. Tous les enfants sont scolarisés. Gervais assure seul les diverses charges de la maison. Gervais a fréquenté l'école jusqu'au secondaire. Pour assurer ses besoins et ceux de sa famille, Gervais a appris le métier de couture. Ce métier est exercé passionnément par Gervais depuis huit ans. De façon secondaire, Gervais vend divers produits et des chaussures. Gervais achète ses produits dans l'un des marchés du Bénin. En vue de mieux satisfaire la demande de sa clientèle, Gervais sollicite pour la deuxième fois, l'appui financier 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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 453.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Gervais to buy cloth to sew shirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012