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Aminata's Group
In this Group: Aminata, Mariama Ndongo, Mariama Pathé, Marie

We are from the eco-village of Carabane which is in a very isolated area of the Casamance River delta. Our eco-village is very poor because of the conflict that reigned for a long time in this part of the country and also because of the wrecked ship, which used to ensure the link with the continent. Since then, we have lived in absolute poverty while trying to lift ourselves out of it with the few means we have. We have therefore come to request a loan from Kiva to be able to market seafood products, grain, and fruit and vegetables that are produced here and that we’ll be able to buy from growers for resale in the big cities. The seafood and woodland goods that are produced on the islands are highly sought after on the continent. The sale of these goods in cities will enable us to buy grain and various home items that we’ll be able to resell in our area and on surrounding islands.

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Nous sommes de l'écovillage de Carabane qui est une zone très enclavée du delta du Fleuve Casamance. Notre écovillage est très pauvre à cause du conflit qui a reigné pendant longtemps dans cette partie du pays et- aussi par le fait du naufrage de bateau qui assurait la liaison avec le continant. Depuis cette date, nous vivons dans la pau vreté absolue, en essayant de nous en sortir avec le peu de moyens dont nous disposons. Nous sommes donc venues solliciter un prêt auprès de Kiva pour pouvoir commercialiser des produits halieutiques, des céréales et des fruits et légumes qui sont produits ici et que nous pourrons acheter auprès des agriculteurs et revendre dans les grandes villes. Les produits halieutiques et forestiers que sont produits dans les îles sont très recherchés dans le continent. La vente de ces produits en villes nous permettra de pouvoir acheter des céréales et divers articles domestiques que nous pourrons revendre chez nous et dans les îles environnantes.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,265,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Aminata's Group's $1,000 loan helped a member to buy fruit and vegetables and grain.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2010