A loan of $3,525 helps a member to buy the needed products for the production of fruit juice.


01_Femcmr Group's story

This 'banc villageois' has been in place since June 2015 and connects these six women, who are from the same village and connected as parents and good neighborly relations. They are businesswoman and have had several loans which were repaid fully.

Geneviève is the representative of the group, seated on the right with her hand raised. She is a 63 years old widow, with eight children, one daughter, the other are adults and work, except the youngest one who is still schooling.

She runs a small fruit juice business. She works from home and has been doing it for five years. She plans to buy 5 bags of sugar, basins of sorrel (known as bissap), boabab pulp and the needed ingredients: she will make a good profit. She often has orders from religious ceremonies.

From the profits she will be able to help her grandchildren and save at the 'banc villageois'.

In this group: Geneviève Ndiémé, Marie Noëlle, Irène, Marthe, Thérèse, Odile

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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.