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Gie Madar Group
In this Group: Ndèye Codou, Mame Anna, Diabou, Ndèye, Aissatou
GIE Madar is made up of five women who make a liquid soap called "madar". The end product will be sold at the market. The groups was established eight years ago.

The group's members underwent training on how to make this product, and decided to get together and establish a GIE ("groupe d'intérêt économique, i.e. economic interest group).

They make soap and sell it in order to have funds that could be used to diversify the group's activities.

The group is run by Mrs. Ndèye Codou. She's the women in the center in the photograph. Know for her energy in spite of her height, her motto is : always go forward. She coordinates all the group's activities.

She's married and the mother of a family, and she's very much involved in running the household : she takes care of the children's education, and provides for their daily needs.

She wishes to take the group to a higher level, with more sophisticated tools, a positive reputation, and a regular market to move inventory.
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Le GIE Madar comme son nom l’indique, regroupe cinq femmes qui travaillent dans la fabrication de savon liquide appelé « madar ». Le produit fini sera commercialisé dans le marché. Le GIE est nait depuis maintenant huit ans. Les membres ont suivi une formation sur comment fabriquer ce produit et on pensé à s’associer pour former un groupe d’intérêt économique, en fabriquer pour revendre et avoir un fond qui pourra servir à diversifier les activités du groupe.
Le groupe est dirigé par la dame Ndèye Codou, qui apparait sur la photo comme étant au milieu. Connue pour son dynamisme, malgré sa taille, sa devise d’aller toujours de l’avant. Elle coordonne toutes les activités du GIE. Elle est mariée et mère de famille très participative à la gestion de son foyer : elle s’occupe de la scolarisation de ses enfants et des besoins quotidiens de ces derniers.
Elle désire amener le GIE à un niveau élevé avec un outillage plus sophistiqués, une renommée positive et un marché régulier pour l’écoulement du produit.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

To reach borrowers who would not normally qualify for loans, UIMCEC has developed partnerships with a number of local organizations created by the poor to promote savings and mutual support. Most members of these organizations take group loans from UIMCEC. Some group members have larger businesses requiring more capital, and therefore receive individual loans. To meet their needs, UIMCEC is offering this loan at a lower interest rate with no material guarantee requirement. By supporting this loan, you are helping poor borrowers access credit at  lower interest rates.


This loan is administered by UIMCEC, a Kiva Field Partner in Senegal since 2008. UIMCEC is a government-regulated microfinance institution whose mission is to improve the revenue and well-being of families through access to financial services, allowing principally women and young adult micro-entrepreneurs living in rural and semi-rural areas to develop their revenue-generating businesses and supporting them in becoming financially self-sufficient.

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
  • 34
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,265,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 476.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gie Madar Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to make and sell a liquid soap called "madar".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 25, 2014