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Barthélémy is 65 years old and is married to a woman named Clémentine. The couple has seven children, of whom some have been to school, and of whom five are still under their care. The family lives together. Barthélémy and his wife take care of the family's various expenses together. Barthélémy did not attend school.

To meet his different needs, Barthélémy has been farming for the past twenty or so years. He procures his supplies from an area in Benin.

To further strengthen his business in order to better meet the needs of his customers, Barthélémy is asking for financial assistance from Alidé for the fifth time, with the goal of cultivating corn, okra, and some peppers. His previous loans have all been repaid.
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Barthélémy est âgé de 65 ans et est marié à Clémentine. Le couple a sept enfants, dont certains scolarisés et cinq sont à leur charge. La famille vit ensemble. Barthélémy assure ensemble avec sa femme les diverses charges familiales. Barthélémy n’a pas fréquenté l'école. Pour subvenir à ses différents besoins, Barthélémy fait de l’agriculture depuis une vingtaine d’années. Barthélémy s’approvisionne dans une région du Bénin. En vue de renforcer davantage son activité afin de mieux satisfaire la demande de sa clientèle, Barthélémy sollicite pour la cinquième fois l'appui financier de ALIDé, dans le but de cultiver du maïs, du gombo et du piment. Les prêts antérieurs 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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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Barthélémy to buy farm inputs to grow corn, okra, and peppers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013