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Louis is 39 years old and is married to a retail merchant named Odile. The couple has six children, of whom some attend school but all are dependents. In addition to their own children, the couple has one other child to support. Louis did not attend school. The couple shares responsibility for the various family expenditures.

For the past 25 years Louis has been growing beans to provide for his needs and those of his family. He sells his crops at a market in Benin. Alongside this activity, Louis also raises pigs, and carries out his activities in the surrounding area.

To strengthen his business and better serve his customers, Louis is requesting a fifth credit loan from ALIDé. His ambition is to increase the level of his activity. The four previously granted loans have been repaid in full.
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Louis est âgé de 39 ans et est marié à une marchande du nom de Odile. Le couple a six enfants dont certains scolarisés et tous à leur charge. En plus de leurs enfants, le couple a un autre enfant en charge. Louis 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, Louis mène comme activité depuis vingt cinq ans environs, la culture des céréales (haricot) qu’il vend dans un marché du Bénin. Parallèlement à cette activité, Louis fait l’élevage des porcs. C'est dans sa région que Louis exerce ses activités. Dans le but de renforcer son activité et de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle, Louis sollicite un cinquième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Son ambition est d’accroître le niveau de son activité. Les quatre premiers crédits reçus antérieurement par Louis ont été 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
  • 491.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Louis buy fertilizer and food products for cultivation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012