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Vènan André
Vènan André is 52 years old and married to Antoinette. The couple has seven children, some of whom go to school. Vènan André lives with his wife and children and covers the family's various expenses with his wife.

Vènan André did not go to school. Instead, he learned to sew. He has been working as a tailor for the past 30 years, an activity which allows him to meet the needs of his family. In order to meet the demand from his customers, he is requesting financial support from ALIDé for the fourth time. His previous loans were all duly repaid.
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Vènan André est âgé de 52 ans et est marié à Antoinette. Le couple a sept enfants dont certains scolarisés. Vènan André vit ensemble avec sa femme et ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges de la famille. Vènan André n’a pas fréquenté l'école, mais a appris la couture. Vènan André exerce ce métier depuis trente ans ; ce qui lui permet de subvenir aux besoins de sa famille. En vue de satisfaire la demande de sa clientèle, Vènan André sollicite pour la quatrième fois, l'appui financier de ALIDé. Les crédits précédemment obtenus ont tous 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.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Vènan André to buy a sewing machine and sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 22, 2014