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Médéssè François
Médéssè Francis is married to Justine. The couple has four children, some of whom attend school and all are their dependents. In addition to their children, the couple has another child under their care. Médéssè François lives with his wife and children. The couple manages jointly the various family expenses.

Médéssè Francis did not attend school, but learned mechanics. To better meet the needs of his customers, he sells spare parts and lubricants in his workshop. He has been doing this for sixteen years, which allows him to provide for his family.

In order to meet customer demand, Médéssè François is requesting financial support from ALIDé for the second time. The previous credit loan has been fully repaid.
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Médéssè François est marié à Justine. Le couple a quatre enfants dont certains scolarisés et tous à leur charge. En plus de leur enfant, le couple à un autre enfant en sa charge. Médéssè François vit ensemble avec sa femme et ses enfants. Le couple assure ensemble les diverses charges de la famille. Médéssè François n’a pas fréquenté l'école, mais a appris la mécanique. Pour mieux répondre aux exigences de sa clientèle, Médéssè François vend dans son atelier des pièces de rechange et des lubrifiants. Médéssè François exerce ce métier depuis seize ans ce qui lui permet subvenir aux besoins de sa famille. En vue de satisfaire la demande de sa clientèle, Médéssè François sollicite pour la deuxième fois, l'appui financier de ALIDé. Le crédit précédemment obtenus a été bien remboursé.

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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
  • 495.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Médéssè François buy spare parts and lubricants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014