Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Bertin is 34 years old and is married to Virginie. The couple have 9 dependent children, some of whom go to school. Bertin did not go to school. He lives together with his children and wife. The couple both take care of the household's various needs. Bertin has been a farmer for 20 years. It is a job he performs with passion, which enables him to meet his needs and those of his children.

Bertin gets his agricultural inputs in a town in Benin. In order to increase his production and his level of business, he is requesting a 5th loan from ALIDé. This loan will enable him to better respond to his customer demand and to make more profits. The previous loans have been properly repaid.
Bertin est âgé de 34 ans et est marié à Virginie. Le couple a neuf enfants, dont certains sont scolarisés et tous à leur charge. Bertin n’a pas fréquenté l'école. Bertin vit ensemble avec ses enfants et sa femme. Le couple assure ensemble les différentes charges de la maison. Il y a de cela une vingtaine d'année que Bertin exerce comme activité, l’agriculture. Bertin exerce cette activité passionnément, ce qui lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. Bertin s’approvisionne en intrants dans une ville du Bénin. En vue d'augmenter sa culture et de rehausser le niveau de son activité, Bertin sollicite un cinquième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Ce crédit lui servira à mieux répondre aux demandes de sa clientèle et à se faire plus de profits. Les crédits précédents ont été bien remboursés.

Additional Information

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
    View loans »
    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Bertin to buy agricultural inputs for growing corn, black-eyed peas and peppers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Dec 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013