A loan of $2,975 helps a member to buy fish, vegetables, and various condiments to sell.


01_Thieo Group's story

Created in December 2010, this banc villageois houses this group made up of five women. They live in the same village, are friends, and share a strong bond. Their main businesses are trade and farming. They have reimbursed over ten loans successfully.

Madame Seynabou is the group representative and is 55 years old. She is standing on the left with her hand raised in the photo. She is married and the mother of a school-aged daughter.

Madame Seynabou is active in selling fresh fish, vegetables, and various food products. She purchases her goods in the nearest town and then resells them in her village market. She has over ten years of experience in this business.

With this loan, she will buy cases of fish, different vegetables, and peanuts, which she will be able to sell without any problems.

The income she earns will allow her to build her savings and to pay for her family's expenses.

In this group: Marie Coumba, Charlotte, Diagne, Seynabou, Astou, Adama

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kate Pichon.


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.