A loan helped a member to pay for seeds and farm inputs for her market gardening.


Fatime's Group's story

This 'banc villageois’, established in December 2009, houses this group of seven women living in the same village. They keep up very good relationships. Their main work is in commerce and farming. They have paid back over ten loans successfully.

Fatime, the featured borrower, is 59 years old. Standing at the right in the photo with a hand raised, she is a widow and the mother of four children: two boys and two girls who are all adults. She has a market gardening business. She grows vegetables to harvest and sell at the big market in town. She has twenty years of good experience.

With this loan, she is going to purchase some farm inputs and seeds to grow cabbages, carrots, chili peppers, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, potatoes,…. She will start harvesting some produce after five months and plans to sell at a good profit. Her experience is her strength in this sector. Her earnings let her bolster her savings and support her children.

In this group: Fatime, Fatou , Ndiabé, Maty, Asta, Nogoye, Fatou Ndiaye

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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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