A loan of $2,025 helps a member to buy grocery items to resell.


01_Diakhao Kanda Group's story

This group is composed of ten very active women from the 'banc villageois' set up in the area in May 2009. These women share the values of solidarity and good neighbors. Their main work is in commerce. They have paid back over ten loans successfully.

Ms. Aminata, aged 52, is the group's representative standing at the right in the photo with a hand raised. She is the married mother of six children: two sons and a daughter are independent, and the other three are still students.

Ms. Aminata runs a business selling grocery items and gets supplies in the nation’s south to resell at home where she has a shop; she also has customers from the capital. She has over twenty years of experience.

With her loan, she is going to purchase two bags of sugar, five 20-liter containers of oil, and ten sacks of rice, as well as to cover the transport and customs costs. Her profits enable her to support herself, help her husband to meet family expenses, and save money within the 'banc villageois' itself.

In this group: Aminata, Rokhaya, Mbène, Nancy, Ndéye Désiré, Fatou Bintou, Sadio, Fatou, Ngocé, Ndéye

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey.


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.