A loan helped a member to buy raw material for breakfast catering.


Absa's Group's story

This group consists of twenty businesswomen. They are very supportive of each other and take loans that they repay on time. Nguenar, who is at the right of the photo raising her hand, is the featured borrower of the group.

Nguenar, 43 years old, is married and a mother of six children, of whom four are girls. She is active in the catering business, selling breakfast for eight years now. She will buy raw material in bulk. Despite the competition, Nguenar gets by because she has a loyal customer base. With the profits, she helps with daily expenses.

In this group: Absa, Marie, Khadidiatou, Fatoumata B, Khady, Nguenar, Mariatou, Dienaba, Mame Penda, Safiyatou, Adama, Maimouna, Fatoumata, Sona, Dienaba, Amy, Sadio, Fanta, Adama, Aissatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Desirée Morales Ruiz.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.



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