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Bintou's Group
In this Group: Bintou, Ndima, Fatou, Khady, Fatou
This group of 5 women is part of the "banc villageois" which was created on the 6th of July, 2006. The group is made up of women who live in the same village and neighbouring villages. Most of them are traders.

Fatou is standing on the right of the picture and raising her hand. She is 55 years old, widowed and the mother of 4 girls. She is also raising a nephew. She knits and sews. With the loans she receives, she plans to buy 3 types of damask fabric, other fabric and cotton thread. She will buy 5 kilos of fabric at 3 000 francs per kilo and make 15 sheets. She will also buy packets of thread with which to embroider sheets and pagnes (highly decorative and colourful West African clothing) and buy some yarn for knitting. Her profits enable her to support her family - being a widow, she is the one who takes care of her children.
Ce groupe de 5 femmes fait parti du Banc Villageois qui a été crée le 06/07/2006. Il est composé de 5 femmes qui habitent le même village et des villages environnants. Elles pratiquent pour la plupart comme activité le commerce.
Debout à droite de la photo et levant la main, Fatou est âgée de 55 ans. Elle est veuve, elle est mère de 4 filles et a en charge 1 neveu. Elle fait comme activité de la tricoterie et la couture.
Avec le prêt reçu elle compte acheter du tissu bassin trois façons, du tissu en coton. Elle va acheter 5 kg à 3000f le kg pour confectionner 15 draps. Elle va aussi acheter des paquets de fil pour la broderie des draps, des pagnes et pour la tricoterie.
Les bénéfices lui permettent de soutenir sa famille, étant veuve c’est elle qui s’occupe de ses enfants.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is going to a borrower or borrower group living in a rural area.

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
  • 39
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,279,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bintou's Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to buy fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014