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Marie Catherine
Marie-Catherine is a female member of the Banc Villageois. She is 61 years old, married and mother to five children, two of whom are boys. Her main activity is trading. With her loan she is planning to buy ten sacks of niandam (which resemble beans that you boil with a little salt) at 20,000 francs each, which she will sell in all the surrounding markets for 25 francs per spoonful. She is also planning to buy ten pigs for fattening at 25,000 francs each and 320,000 francs worth of food for livestock. She has good experience in these activities and makes a good living out of them. With her profits she will be able to cover her household expenses and save money in the Banc Villageois.
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Marie Catherine est une femme membre de banc villageois. Elle est âgée de 61 ans. Elle est mariée et mère de 5 enfants dont 2 garçons. son activité principal est le commerce; Avec son prêt elle compte acheter 10 sacs de niandam (ressemble a des haricots que l'ont fait bouillir avec un peu de sel) a 20000f l'unité pour revendre ça dans tous les marchés environnants par cuillerée de 25 francs cfa. Elle compte acheter aussi 10 porcs a 25000f l'unité pour faire de l'embouche et 320000f pour aliments bétail.Elle a une bonne expérience dans ces activités et y gagne bien sa vie.
Avec ses bénéfices elle assure les dépenses de la maison et fait ses épargnes dans le banc villageois.

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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.

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  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $15,259,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Marie Catherine to buy ten sacks of "niandam" for 200,000 francs, 10 pigs for 250,000 francs, 20 sacks of livestock food for 300,000 francs and 10 bowls of left-overs for pigs for 20,000 francs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 22, 2013
May 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013