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Yémalin is 42 years old and is married to Pauline, a merchant. The couple have 6 dependent children, some of whom attend school. Yémalin and his wife live in the same house, together with their children. Yémalin did not go to school. He has been a farmer for 25 years. He gets his supplies in an area of Benin.

In order to strengthen his business cultivating peppers, rice and corn, Yémalin is requesting a 6th loan from ALIDé. The previous loans have been properly prepaid.
Yémalin est âgé de 42 ans et est marié à Pauline, une marchande. Le couple a six enfants, dont certains sont scolarisés et tous à leur charge. Yémalin et sa femme vivent dans la même maison avec leurs enfants. Yémalin n’a pas fréquenté l'école. Yémalin est un agriculteur qui exerce cette activité depuis vingt cinq ans. Yémalin s’approvisionne dans une région du Bénin. Dans le but de renforcer son activité, cultiver du piment, du riz et du maïs, Yémalin sollicite auprès de ALIDé un sixième crédit. 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 Yémalin to buy agricultural inputs with which to grow peppers, rice and corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013