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Benno Group
In this Group: Ndiagna, Kalla, Astou, Fatou*, Alima, Maty, Ouleye, Ndeye Awa
* not pictured
The solidarity group Benno was created on December 4, 2007. It is made up of 8 women who are all from the same neighborhood. They know each other due to friendship and neighborly ties. Mrs. Astou D., standing in the middle of the photo, is considered as being asbent because her face is not visible.

Ndiagna D., standing on the far right of the photo, wearing a Grand Boubou made out of multicolored Wax (a colorful cloth), is the group's leader. She is 50 years old. She is divorced and lives with her 3 children and she also takes care of her sister's 6 children.

She sells millet porridge that she makes herself. She also sells fabrics and women's shoes that she buys in Dakar. She has been doing this for 10 years.

Her new loan will allow her to buy more merchandise so she can increase her profits. (She wants to buy millet, fabrics, and women's shoes.)

Her goal is to take care of her own children and her nephews, as well as increase her savings.
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Le groupe de solidarité BENNO est créé le 04 décembre 2007. Il est composé de huit (8) femmes qui sont toutes issues du même quartier. Ces femmes se sont organisées par affinité et par voisinage. Madame Astou D. au milieu debout au milieu sur la photo a était considérée comme absente du fait que son visage n’apparait pas.

Ndiagna D., debout à l’extrême droite sur la photo, vêtue de grand boubou wax multicolore, est responsable du groupe. Elle est âgée de 50 ans. Elle est divorcée et vit avec ses 3 enfants et elle est aussi responsable de 06 enfants de sa jeune sœur.

Elle vend de la bouillie de mil qu'elle prépare de ses mains. Elle vend également des tissus et des chaussures pour dames qu’elle achète à Dakar. Elle a une expérience d'environ de 10 ans dans ce domaine d'activité.
Son nouveau crédit lui permettra d’acheter de la marchandise en quantité plus importante pour augmenter son chiffre d’affaire. (Acheter du mil, des tissus et des chaussures pour dames)

Son objectif est de prendre en charge sa progéniture et ses neveux. Et renforcer son niveau d'épargne.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,222,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 514.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benno Group's $2,825 loan helped a member to purchase millet, fabrics, and women's shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 20, 2010
Sep 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011