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Mrs. Marie G. is a widow, aged 50, the mother of 4 children with two others, all adults, but she continues to participate in covering family expenses. With this loan, she plans to buy palm oil and lemon juice to retail. She will go to stock up in Guinea Bissau where foodstuffs are less expensive, and then will sell her goods in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The profit she will make will allow her to improve her living conditions.
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La dame Marie G. est une veuve de 50 ans, mère de 04 enfants avec 02 autres tous adultes mais elle continue de participer aux dépenses familiales. Elle envisage avec ce prêt d’acheter de l’huile de palme et du jus de citron pour les revendre en détail. Elle ira s’approvisionner en Guinée Bissau ou la denrée est moins chère pour la revendre à Dakar, la capitale sénégalaise. Le bénéfice obtenu lui permettra d’améliorer ses conditions de vie.

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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
  • 5
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Marie bolster her business buying and selling palm oil and lemon juice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 9, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009