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This is a very ambitious young carpenter, born August 2, 1984, who has more than ten years of experience in his field. His workshop is located in his neighborhood and four apprentices help him with his tasks.

His customer base extends to other regions as he regularly receives orders from other geographic areas. He is planning to upgrade some of his tools and, additionally, to buy enough wood to meet his orders.

Through partnership with our institution, his future plan is to make his business more professional and to have better visibility. He would also like to be able to help his mother with the household expenses.
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Né le 02 Août 1984, ce jeune menuisier est très ambitieux, ayant à son actif plus d’une dizaine années d’expérience.
Il a dans son atelier sis dans son quartier, quatre apprentis qui l’aident dans ses tâches. Sa clientèle est au-delà de sa région car bénéficiant régulièrement de commandes en provenance des autres régions. Il compte renouveler certains de ses outils de travail et à l’occasion acheter du bois en quantité pour faire face à ses commandes.
Avec le partenariat qu’il mène avec notre institution il compte dans le futur rendre son activité plus professionnelle avec plus de visibilité. De même être en mesure d’aider sa mère dans 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
  • 39
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,279,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 508.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Souleymane to buy wood to make and sell furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013