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Raki B., age 48, is married and has three persons in her care, in addition to her five children. She has been a member of the village bank of Sinthiang Houlata, in Vélingara, for five years. She wants to buy peanuts, shell them, and make peanut butter from them to sell. The income derived from her business enables her to take care of schooling for her children. Raki is applying for a loan that will be repaid all at once at the end of six months.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva volunteer

Raki B., 48 ans, mariée, 03 personnes en charge en plus de ses 05 enfants est membre du banc villageois de Sinthiang Houlata à Vélingara depuis 5 ans. Elle veut acheter des arachides, les décortiquer , les transformer en pâte d’arachide et vendre. Les revenus tirés de son activité lui permettent de prendre en charge la scolarité de ses enfants. Raki sollicite un prêt qui 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
  • 21
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,733,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 424.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Raky to buy peanuts to make peanut butter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2008
May 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 27, 2008