A loan of $2,275 helps a member to purchase foodstuffs and vegetables.


04_Laba Group's story

Created in October 2007, this group is made up of strong and dynamic women, who all live near to each other in neighboring villages. Their principle activity is business and fattening cattle and they maintain good relationships.

Laba, on the right in the picture with her hand raised, is the group representative. She is 65, married and has five children of which four are boys. She is active in business and has a lot of experience.

Her new loan will enable her to buy foodstuffs (rice, oil, sugar) and vegetables (manioc, carrots and potatoes).
She will then sell them in smaller quantities at her weekly village market.

With the profits, she will help her children with their studies (by paying the fees) and also help her husband with their family expenses.

In this group: Laba, Awa, Mbacke, Ndiague

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Tim Gibson.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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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.

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.