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Sona S. is a 48-year-old woman who is married and the mother of five children to support.  She has been a member of the Banc Villageois of Koutedioboulou since May 28, 2008.  She has had five consecutive loans and has never had a problem repaying.  Two years ago, she invested in transportation.  She bought a motorbike, which she provided to someone who runs this transport business in return for monthly payments.

With financing, Sonia wants to buy a second motorbike to expand her business.  The profits will allow her to help her retired husband in covering family expenses.
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Sona S. est une femme de 48 ans, elle est mariée et mère de 05 enfants en charge. Elle est membre du Banc Villageois de KOUTEDIOBOULOU depuis le 28 mai 2008 et a 5 fois de suite bénéficié de crédit, elle n'a jamais eu de problème de remboursement. Depuis deux ans elle s'est investi dans le transport, elle a acheté une motocyclette qu'elle a remis à quelqu'un qui lui mène cette activité de transport moyennant une rémunération mensuelle. Avec ce financement elle veut acheter une deuxième moto pour faire l'extension de son activité. Les bénéfices lui permettent d'aider son mari retraité pour les charges familiales.

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About CAURIE Micro Finance

The mission of CAURIE Micro Finance is to contribute sustainably and to offer microfinance services adapted to impoverished micro-entrepreneurs, primarily women, based on the principles of ‘credit for the poor’ and on microfinance best practices, all while investing in order to become financially independent.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 529.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Sona buying a motorbike.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 23, 2010
Jul 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011