A loan helped a member to buy perfume, cosmetic products and fabric.


Dl_Rafet Group's story

This group launched in November 2009 is composed of women united by a spirit of solidarity and working mainly as vendors and livestock farmers. They maintain good relations.

Seynabou, the one standing on the right in the photo raising her hand, is the group’s representative. She is 39 years old, married and has four children, including three daughters. She has been working as a vendor for years.

Seynabou plans to buy cosmetic products, fabric and perfume wholesale in order to retail her goods later.

Thanks to her earnings, she plans to grow her savings with the banc villageois and to bolster her business.

In this group: Fatou, Aissatou, Awa, Seynabou, Mbene , Mame Coumba, Seynabou, Khady, Mareme, Ndeye Salla, Khadidiatou, Amy, Maty, Ndeye Coumba, Racky, Sadio

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal.



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