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Fatou N., age 59, is a widow and has one child. She has been a member of the village council of Goudomp for five and a half years. Her work involves selling refreshments that she makes from “monkey bread” (the fruit of the baobab tree), sugar, hibiscus flowers, and flavorings. She acquires her supplies in Goudomp and at the weekly market of Yarang. The income derived from her commerce enables her to improve living conditions and to cover the children’s schooling costs. She’s requesting a loan that will be repaid all at once at the end of six months.
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Fatou N., 59ans est veuve avec 01enfant en charge. Elle est membre du banc villageois de Goudomp depuis 5 ans et demi. Son activité est la vente de rafraîchissements qu’elle prépare à base de pain de singe, sucre, bissap et de produits aromatisants. Elle s’approvisionne à Goudomp et au marché hebdomadaire de Yarang. Les revenus tirés de son commerce lui permettent d’améliorer les conditions de vie et de scolarité de son enfant et de renforcer son activité. Elle sollicite un prêt qui sera remboursé au bout de six mois en une seule échéance.

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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
  • 49
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 517.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Fatou to make and sell refreshments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 10, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009