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Born in HOZIN, a village situated in the province of OUEME in the 1970's, Mr K. Brice is married and father of 3 children. He is a woodworker by profession, and has been practicing his craft for more than a decade. In his workshop, he makes primarily tables, chairs and benches to name a few. The quality of his furnishings is very appreciated by his clients. For the last while he has experienced serious difficulties in the purchase of wood and other products used to make his furniture. He is asking for a loan to be able to quickly supply himself with wood, which becomes to expensive during the rainy season.

Translated from French by Susan Bell, Kiva Volunteer.

Né à HOZIN un village situé dans la département de l’OUEME vers les années 1970, Monsieur K. Brice est marié et père de 3enfants. Il est menuisier de profession et exerce ce métier depuis plus d’une décennie. Dans son atelier, il fabrique notamment des tables, chaises, bancs pour ne citer que ceux là. La qualité de sa prestation est très bien apprécie par ses clients. Depuis un certain temps il éprouve de sérieuses difficultés dans les achats de bois et autres produits servant à la conception de ces objets. Il sollicite alors ce prêt pour pouvoir vite s’approvisionner car le bois devient trop cher en saison pluvieuse.

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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
  • 416.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Brice purchase 50 planks of wood and 30 boxes of varnish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009