A loan helped a member to buy beverages and resell them.


08-Femmes Catholiques Group's story

This banc villageois was created in May 2008. It includes 6 women who earn their income running small retail businesses. They live in the same town and are dynamic and united. They are very organized, which explains why their group is so harmonious. Madame Sophie is 56 years old and is holding her hand up in the photo. She is the group’s representative. She is a widow and has four children. She also takes care of another child.

She will use this new loan to buy beverages that she will resell from her home. She has a solid experience in this domain. She will use the profits to meet her daily expenses and pay for her children’s schooling.

In this group: Sophie, Jeanne, Pascaline, Madeleine Mberry, Diminga, Cecile

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sylvie Pelaprat.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.



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