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Awa S. is 58 years old, married, and a member of the village bank of Niaguiss Néma in Ziguinchor. She buys palm oil and lemons at the weekly market and also fresh fish, which she transforms into smoked fish in Agnack. Awa goes to sell these products in Dakar. She has significant experience in this business, which she has run for several years. The loan she is asking for will be reimbursed at the end of six months in one single payment.

Translated from French by Vilas Menon, Kiva Volunteer

Awa S., 58 ans, mariée est membre du banc villageois de Niaguiss Néma à Ziguinchor. Elle achète de l’huile de palme et du citron dans les marchés hebdomadaires et le poisson frais qu’elle transforme en poisson fumé à Agnack. Awa va vendre ses produits à Dakar. Elle a une bonne expérience de cette activité qu’elle mène depuis des années. Le prêt qu’elle sollicite sera remboursé au bout de six mois en une seule échéance.

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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
  • 36
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 412.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Awa to buy palm oil, lemons, fresh fish, and wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2008