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Lucie Hortense
Mrs. Lucie P. was born on December 13, 1967 in the economic capital of BENIN. She is married and the mother of 3 children. She is a professional seamstress, and at the same time she sells traditional wrap around fabric (pagnes), dry goods and also phone cards for the different phone networks of BENIN. Her business is set up in the heart of the largest town of BENIN, COTONOU. The customers’ demand is in a clear-cut growth. The financing not being available, she is requesting a loan to reinforce and improve the conditions of her performance in order to respond to the requests and demands of her clientele that keeps on growing.

Translated from French by Véronique Fourment, Kiva volunteer.

Née le 13 décembre 1967 dans la capitale économique du BENIN, dame P. Lucie est mariée et mère de 3 enfants. Couturière de profession, elle mène parallèlement à celle-ci la vente des tissus pagne, des produits de mercerie et également les cartes de recharges des différents réseaux de téléphonie du Bénin. Son lieu d’activité étant implanté au cœur de la plus grande ville du BENIN, COTONOU la demande des clients est en nette progression. Le financement n’étant pas au rendez vous elle sollicite ce prêt pour renforcer et améliorer les conditions de sa prestation afin de répondre aux exigences et aux demandes de la clientèle qui ne cesse de croître.

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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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 445.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Lucie Hortense purchase of 2 bales of traditional wrap around fabric and 20 phone cards. Achat de 2 balle de tissus pagne et 20 cartes de recharges.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2008
Mar 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009