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Jul 11, 2016 7:23 PM ET

Archived: Senegal: A loan of $2,675 helps a member to buy 80 bottles of perfume and two ready-to-wear outfits.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 11, 2016

Marietou’s Group

Senegal / Retail
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Marietou’s Group’s story

This group belongs to a banc villageois launched in May 2007. It is composed of members living in the same community and working as vendors. Aminata, the one on the left in the photo raising her hand, is the group’s representative. She is 24 years old, married, without children. She buys perfume and clothing and resells them in her neighborhood.

With this loan, Aminata plans to buy bottled of perfumed deodorants and some outfits for sale. Her revenues will allow her to bolster her savings and contribute to the household budget.

In this group: Marietou, Fatoumata Binta, Fatoumata, Aminata, Dienaba, Aminata, Coumba, Aissata, Binta, Mariama, Diarra, Mariama, Fatoumata Bineta, Salimata, Mariama, Korka, Houleye, Fatoumata, Fatoumata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova View original language description

This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal. 

Nadia Costanzo
Kiva staff 

More about this loan 

About CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services:

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.

A loan of $2,675 helps a member to buy 80 bottles of perfume and two ready-to-wear outfits.


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Marietou's Group

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