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Bokk Jom Group
In this Group: Yacine, Gaye, Coumba, Sokhna Maye, Binetou, Fatou Kine, Ndeye Diakhere
The name 'Bokk Jom' was chosen to illustrate this group's solidarity and their love for work. The group was created on December 4th, 2007. It has seven [female] members who are longstanding friends and neighbors. The women's main business activity is commerce.

The leader of this group is 49-year-old Yacine. She is married and has two children. She is also responsible for her four nieces and nephews. She has been running a business transforming palm oil with the support of a local company for one year. She has also always sold couscous and has good experience in this line of work. Yacine is the lady who is standing on the far right of this photo dressed in white and raising her right hand.

Yacine obtains fresh supplies close by and makes her sales in the central town market.

This loan will allow Yacine to increase the quantity of couscous that she produces and the amount of palm kernels she transforms so that she can earn more income. Yacine hopes to help her husband with their daily expenses and to support their children with their various needs. She would also like to buy them a plot of land.
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Le nom Bokk Jom est choisi pour illustrer leur solidarité et leur amour pour le travail, le groupe est créé depuis le 4 décembre 2007,il est composé de sept femmes qui sont amies et voisines de longue date.Les femmes ont comme activité principale le commerce.

La responsable madame Yacine est âgée de 49 ans, elle est mariée mère de deux enfants et a en charge ses quatre neveux; elle mène une activité de transformation d'huile palmiste avec l'appui d'une société de la place depuis un an mais elle a toujours vendu du couscous et a une bonne expérience. Elle est debout à l'extrême droit habillée en blanc et a levé la main droite.

Elle se ravitaille sur place et vend au marché central de la ville.

Son prêt lui permettra d'augmenter la quantité à produire pour le couscous et les palmistes afin de gagner plus de revenus.
Elle souhaite aider son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes et soutenir ses enfants dans leurs divers besoins et aussi leur acheter un terrain.

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
  • 4
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 482.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bokk Jom Group's $2,650 loan helped a member to transform food products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 13, 2011
Nov 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012