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Mere Theresa Group
In this Group: Ghislaine, Suzane, Caroline Michelle, Victorine, Marie Rose, Justine, Albertine, Rosalie Irene, Olga, Rose, Marie Noel Ngone*
* not pictured
The MOTHER THERESA solidarity group was created on December 15, 2009 during the 5th cycle of the Banc Villageois. It is composed of 11 women who are from the same church community. They are engaged in small businesses and raising pigs. The group belongs to the Banc Villageois of St. Theresa Catholic Women. Mrs. GHISLAINE N., standing at the right in the photo, is the leader of the group. She is married and the mother of three children. She is also responsible for three other in-laws. She has a small business selling shoes and scarves. She gets her supplies in Dakar (Senegal's capital) to sell in her neighborhood. Her goal is to help her husband take care of the family (for example, food and health care). She also wants to bolster her savings to make investments for her family.
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Le groupe de solidarité MÈRE THERESA est créé le 15 décembre 2009 au 5ème cycle du Banc Villageois. Il est composé de 11 femmes qui sont de la même communauté Ecclésiale. Leur activité c'est le petit commerce, l'élevage de porcs. Le groupe fait partie du Banc Villageois des femmes Catholiques de Sainte Thérèse.

Madame GHISLAINE N. (debout à droite de la photo) est responsable du groupe. Elle est mariée et mère de 03 enfants. Elle a aussi la charge de trois autres personne de sa belle famille.

Elle fait un petit commerce de chaussures et d'écharpes. Elle s'approvisionne à Dakar (capitale du Sénégal) pour revendre dans son quartier.

Son objectif est d'appuyer son mari dans la gestion de la famille (par exemple la nourriture, la sante. Elle veut aussi renforcer son épargne pour faire des investissements pour sa famille.

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
  • 47
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 470.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mere Theresa Group's $3,900 loan helped a member to buy shoes and scarves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 4, 2011
Mar 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011