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Mahougnon Jean
Mahougnon Jean is 29 years old and lives in Benin. He is married to a hairdresser named Sévérine. Having left school at the elementary level, he then learned to become a hairdresser. Mahougnon Jean and Sévérine have three children, some of whom are attending school. Besides their own children, the couple also has another child in their care. The couple jointly takes care of the various household expenses.

In order to take care of his various expenses, Mahougnon Jean has been working as a hairdresser for about ten years. This activity allows him to provide for his children and for himself. Additionally, he also sells mobile phone recharge cards and charcoal.

Mahougnon Jean would like to better equip his hair salon and, at the same time, to increase his stock of products, so that he can efficiently respond to his customers' demand. This is why he is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé. His previous loans were well repaid.
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Mahougnon Jean est âgé de 29 ans et vit au Bénin. Mahougnon Jean est marié à une coiffeuse du nom de Sévérine. Mahougnon Jean a arrêté l'école au niveau primaire, puis a appris la coiffure. Le couple a trois enfants, dont certains sont scolarisés. En dehors de leurs enfants, le couple a un autre enfant à leur charge. Mahougnon Jean et sa femme assurent ensemble les diverses charges de la maison. Pour faire face à ses différentes charges, Mahougnon Jean exerce le métier de coiffure depuis dix ans environs. Cette activité lui permet ainsi de satisfaire aux besoins de ses enfants et de subvenir à ses besoins. De façon secondaire, Mahougnon Jean vend également des cartes de recharges téléphoniques et du charbon de bois. Mahougnon Jean désire mieux équiper son atelier de coiffure et accroître dans le même temps le stock de ses produits ; ce qui lui permettra de répondre efficacement aux exigences de sa clientèle. Pour cette raison, Mahougnon Jean sollicite pour la quatrième fois un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Les crédits précédents 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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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
A loan of $525 helped Mahougnon Jean to buy hair salon supplies, charcoal and mobile phone recharge cards.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2012