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Bodjrènou Bertin
Bodjrènou Bertin, age 41, is married to a merchant named Célestine. The couple has ten children they have to support, out of which some attend school. In addition, the couple has another child to support.

Bodjrènou Bertin never attended school. The couple covers the various family expenses together. For about ten years, and in order to provide for himself and his family, Bodjrènou Bertin has been growing cereals (corn) and vegetables (chili pepper, gumbo, and tomatoes) that he sells in one of Benin's region.

In parallel, he transforms palm nuts into palm oil that he resells. He works in his region. In order to bolster his business and better meet customer demand, he's seeking a second loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé. He ambitions to bolster his business. His first loan was repaid without problems.
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Bodjrènou Bertin est âgé de 41 ans et est marié à une marchande du nom de Célestine. Le couple a dix enfants dont certains scolarisés et tous à leur charge. En plus de leurs enfants, le couple a un autre enfant à charge. Bodjrènou Bertin n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges familiales. Pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de sa famille, Bodjrènou Bertin mène comme activité depuis une dizaine d’année environs, la culture de céréales (maïs) et des légumineuses (piment, gombo et tomate) qu’il vend dans une région du Bénin. Parallèlement à cette activité, Bodjrènou Bertin transforme les noix de palme en huile de palme qu’il revend. C'est dans sa région que Bodjrènou Bertin exerce ses activités. Dans le but de renforcer son activité et de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle, Bodjrènou Bertin sollicite un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Son ambition est d’accroître le niveau de son activité. Le premier crédit a été bien remboursé.

Additional Information

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
  • 491.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Bodjrènou Bertin to buy food products for his cultivation business (chili pepper, gumbo, tomatoes and corn).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012