A loan of $1,100 helped a member to finance their activities.

Xekh Niakh Group's story

Xekh Niakh no. 27 is an offshoot of the Xekh Niakh group, a group which has made its main objective to fight poverty. In fact Xekh Niakh is a wolof expression which means to conquer poverty.

Subgroup Xekh Niakh no. 27 is managed by Mrs Sadio Guèye and comprises 6 members, all from the same family; the father is the only man in the group. They are asking for a loan of 500,000 FCFA to be repaid over ten months in order to finance their individual activities. This loan will allow Mrs Sadio Guèye, the president, to buy palm oil, brooms, and peanut butter, which she has been selling for three years in her neighbourhood. And the profits which she expects to make from this activity will allow her both to build up her stock and to cover her needs and those of her two children, who are 11 and 6 years old. Mrs Guèye who is married and 39 years old, thinks that the success of the previous loan that they repaid ahead of schedule has motivated the members of the group to ask for another loan.

The other members of the group are: Mrs Bineta S., the treasurer and their mother, who sells cloth, plates as well as juice and cream; Mr Papa Ibrahima N., their father, who sells spare parts; Mrs Tacko F., a perfume seller at the market in Grand Thiès; Mrs. Fatou Diop N., who sells cloth and stocks up at Rosso in Mauritania; and Mrs Dibor N. who works in a real estate agency and sells perfumes to her colleagues and customers.

In this group: Sadio, Bineta*, Tacko, Papa Ibrahima, Fatou Diop, Mame Dibor
*not pictured

Translator profile picture

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details