A loan helped a member sell agricultural products.


06_Gpf Amy Cole Palene Group's story

This group was formed in January 2017. It is made up of ten women who are dynamic and united. The members live in the same town and are active in small business and the fattening of animals.

Amy is the representative of this group. She is standing on the right side in the photo and raising her hand. She is 40 years old. She is married and has two dependent children.

Amy is engaged in the small-scale sale of agricultural products. She also engages in sheep fattening as well as raising sheep and goats.

Amy intends to use this loan to purchase two or three sheep to raise as well as build up a large stock of niebe (black-eyed beans) and peanuts to resell in the weekly markets in the region.

She plans to use the profits to boost her savings and meet her personal and family needs. She will also reinvest in her business in order to ensure that it grows.

In this group: Amy, Awa, Khady, Saly, Awa, Anta, Mame Diarra, Soukaye, Dial, Sokhna

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Nicole Efros.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.



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