A loan helped a member to pay for furniture and electric fans for her daycare facility for children.


06_Sainte Thérèse Group's story

This group is composed of two women sharing strong ties of solidarity and mutual assistance. They live in the same neighborhood and jumped at the chance to join the 'banc villageois' when it was set up in town in December 2007. Their main work involves small-scale commerce.

Ms. Jeanne Hélène (standing at the far right in the photo with a hand raised) is the group's representative. She is 46, married, and the mother of four children, including two girls of whom the younger is 9 years old. She runs a daycare business for children and enjoys experience in this work for having done it for 5+ years.

With this new loan, she intend to buy tables, dressers, serving equipment, and electric fans for her child-care facility. With the earnings, she plans to bolster her savings, develop her business, and meet the needs of her children.

In this group: Jeanne Héléne, Néné

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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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