A loan of $3,550 helps a member to buy bags of sugar to resell.


08-Karantaba Koto Group's story

The banc villageois was created in September 2013. It groups these 19 women who make a living in retail trading. They live in the same village and have a good relationship. They are united and help each other so their businesses run well.

Kadessa is 60 years old, In the photo she has her hand raised and is the group representative. She is married and the mother of five children. She has two other dependants. She has a lot of experience in commerce.

With her new loan she plans to buy bags of sugar to resell retail. Once she makes her profit she will take care of her personal needs and put aside part of the money as savings.

In this group: Kadessa, Maye, Aida, Labaly, Mama, Bouramanding, Diarra, Mai, Naba, Khady, Sira, Sona, Mbinkinding, Khady, Diontang, Yafaye, Terema, Mbinkinding, Ndeye

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer leonardo.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.