A loan of $1,675 helps a member to buy clothes for resale.


01_Diakhao Kanda Group's story

This group of 12 very active women comes from the banc villageois that has been operating in the area since May 2009. These women share values of solidarity and good neighbourliness. Their main activity is trade, and they have repaid several loans successfully.

Ms. Fatou, 40, is the group's representative, and is standing to the right of the photo with the raised hand. She is a divorced and a mother of 5 children — four boys and a girl who all go to school.

Fatou manages a business selling clothes. She gets her supplies from the big suppliers in the market, and resells them in her shop. She has more than 20 years of experience.

With this loan, Fatou is going to buy dresses, trousers, shirts and T-shirts that she will resell with a good profit margin. She has customers who come from the capital because of the high quality of her products.

The profits will enable her to pay for her children's education. Fatou dreams of buying a plot of land that she can build on.

In this group: Astou, Saly, Mame Diarra, Fatou, Mame Dabia, Rokhaya, Ndéye Binta, Aïchatou Mariane, Fatou, Astou, Dieynaba, Mbolel

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Audrey Tavares.


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.

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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.