A loan of $3,025 helped a member to purchase four 20-liter containers of honey, a few meters of fabrics, and four 20-liter containers of palm oil.


Victorine's Group's story

This group was created in June 2008. It brings together two members living in the same village who work in commerce.

Bernadette, at the right in the photo, is the group's representative. She is 43, a widow, and the mother of four girls and four boys. She is active in selling honey, fabrics with the image of saints, and palm oil. She gets her supplies at the big market in town and manages to sell her products in town to her loyal customers.

With this loan, she intends to purchase four 20-liter containers of honey, six yards of fabrics, and four 20-liter containers of palm oil.

With the profits, her goal is to build up capital to be able to build a house and also to make sure her children’s schooling costs are covered.

In this group: Victorine, Bernadette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal.



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