A loan helped a member to pay for some chicks to raise and resell in 45 days.


Fatou Bintou's Group's story

The 'banc villageois' was created in April 2003 and houses this group of four members, who live in the same neighborhood. They work in commerce. Ms. Fatou Bintou, in the photo with a hand raised, is 42, married, and the mother of four children, including three girls. She raises fryer chickens and also sells refreshments.

With this loan, she plans to pay for 50 chicks, 5 sacks of monkey bread (the fruit of the baobab tree), and 2 bags of sugar. With the profits, she plans to meet the needs of her children (schooling, clothing, and healthcare).

In this group: Fatou Bintou, Fatou Diarra, Fatoumata, Bity

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.



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