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Arlette is 37 years old. Her husband’s name is Jacob. Arlette is the mother of three dependent children, some of whom are in school. Arlette lives together with her husband and children and, jointly with her husband, provides for various household needs. In order to support herself, Arlette has been working as a hairdresser for over 10 years. As a secondary activity, Arlette sells hair care supplies and beverages. This business allows her to provide for her needs without great difficulty. Arlette stocks up in Benin and also in Nigeria. With the goal of meeting customer demand and increasing her sales volume and her revenues, Arlette is seeking a second loan from ALIDé. This loan will allow her to expand her business, increasing her customer base and her revenues.
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Arlette est âgée de 37 ans et est mariée à un certain Jacob. Arlette est mère de trois enfants, dont certains sont scolarisés et tous à la charge du couple. Arlette vit ensemble avec son mari et ses enfants et assure ensemble avec son mari, les divers besoins du ménage. Pour contribuer aux différents besoins, Arlette exerce l'activité de coiffure depuis plus de dix ans. De façon secondaire, Arlette vend des produits de cheveux et des boissons. Cette activité lui permet de répondre sans grande difficulté à ses besoins. Arlette s’approvisionne au Bénin, mais aussi au Nigeria. Dans la quête de la satisfaction de sa clientèle et pour accroître son chiffre d’affaires et son revenu, Arlette sollicite pour la deuxième fois, un crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce prêt lui permettra de rehausser le niveau de son activité et d’accroître sa clientèle et son revenu.

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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
  • 522.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Arlette to buy hair extensions, hair care products and beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 14, 2013