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Aissatou C., age 42, is married and has four children, one of whom is in her care, in addition to her grandson. She has been a member of the village bank of Simbandi Brassou for six and a half years. She sells medicines and ice cream, which is made starting with monkey bread (baobab fruit), bissap (hibiscus flower), and sugar. She is the matron of her village. She gets her stock of medicines at the health district. She wants a loan that will help her to contribute better to community health (given the frequent shortages of medicines in the village) and to the support of her family. The loan she is requesting will be repaid all at once at the end of six months.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva volunteer

Aissatou C., 42 ans, mariée, mère de 04 enfants dont 01 en charge en plus de son petit fils est membre du banc villageois de Simbandi Brassou depuis 6 ans et demi. Elle vends des médicaments et des crèmes glaces fait à partir du pain de singe, bissap et du sucre. Elle est la matrone de son village elle s’approvisionne en médicament au niveau du district sanitaire. Elle veut un prêt qui l’aidera à mieux participer à la santé communautaire avec les ruptures de médicaments fréquentes au niveau du village et à l'entretien de sa famille. Le prêt qu’elle sollicite sera remboursé au bout de six mois en une seule échéance.

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About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 421.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Aissatou to sell refreshments and medicines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2008
Jun 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 31, 2008