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Safiatou's Group
In this Group: Safiatou, Mareme, Binta, Ansata, Dieynaba, Dibe, Aissatou, Ndeye Fatou, Kadidiatou Diabou, Seynabou , Diatou, Fall Yaye Boye Aminata*, Fatou Alphousseyni, Maimouna, Fatou, Elisabeth, Fatoumata, Coumba Coly, Nene, Dienabou Abdourahmane, Aissatou, Fatoumata Moussa, Sadio, Mame Fatou, Kadiatou, Fatou, Fatou Ousmane, Fatoumata Barrou , Aminata
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This group is made up of women who are very determined in their money-earning businesses. They've been part of the Banc Villageois program for a long time, and managed to develop a spirit of solidarity, which nowadays enables them to cope with many situations. Their main business is retail.

Mrs. Safiatou (sitting on the right and raising her hand in the photograph) is the group's featured borrower. She's 50 years old, married, and the mother of three boys and one girl. Her business consists in selling peanut pasta and palm oil, that she buys in 20-liter cans at the international market of her subregion.

She resells by the liter for XOF 1'100 (ca US$ 2.2) for the palm oil, and XOF 750 (ca US$ 1.5) for the peanut pasta. With this loan, she intends to buy 2 to 3 cans of palm oil, and 1 or 2 buckets of peanut pasta.

The profits generated by her business will enable her to better support her children in their studies.
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Ce groupe est composé de femmes très déterminées dans leurs activités génératrices de revenu. Ces dernières ayant un long vécu dans le programme des bancs villageois ont su développer un esprit de solidarité leur permettant de nos jours de faire face à beaucoup de situations. Elles ont comme activité principale le petit commerce.

Madame Safiatou (assise à droite avec la main gauche levée) est l’emprunteuse vedette du groupe. Elle est âgée de 50 ans, elle est mariée et mère de 04 enfants dont 03 garçons et 1 fille. Elle s’active dans la vente de patte d’arachide et d’huile de palme qu’elle achète au marché international de la sous région, par bidon de 20 litres pour l’huile de palme, de même que pour la patte d’arachide. La revente se fait au détail par litre à 1 100 F Cfa pour l’huile de palme et 750 F Cfa le kg de patte d’arachide.

Avec ce prêt elle compte acheter 2 à 3 bidons d’huile de palme et 1 à 2 seaux de patte d’arachide.

Les bénéfices de son activité lui permettront de mieux assister ses enfants dans leur scolarité.

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
  • 2
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,218,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 508.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safiatou's Group's $5,425 loan helped a member to buy palm oil and peanut pasta.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014