A loan of $1,500 helps a member to buy food products.


01_Fahu 1 Group's story

This group, formed in September 2013, is made up of these good women who are from the same neighborhood and enjoy good relationships. They have benefited from several loans which have been successfully repaid. Their main business revolves around commerce.

Madam Anta, 51 years old, is the representative seated on the right in the photo, raising her hand. She is divorced and the mother of three adult boys and grandmother of four small children. Madam Anta runs a small food business and is also a caterer with more than 20 years of valuable experience.

She is going to buy two baskets of dried fish, some smoked fish and some seafood (shrimp, oysters). She sells on credit and recovers her money at the end of each month. She contributes to family obligations, especially for food, savings and managing everyday expenses.

In this group: Ndéye Khady, Mame Diarra, Anta, Ndéye Sokhna, Ngoné, Tening, Khady Khama, Ndéye, Awa, Brigitte M Aïcha, Touti, Ngoné, Sounka

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Cheryl Roepke.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban 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.