A loan of $2,350 helps a member to buy fabric to re-sell.


01_Wango Group's story

Set up in November 1995, this Banc Villageois is made up of four courageous women who live in the same neighborhood. They share solid values of friendship and support. Their main activity is trading.

Khady, 52 years old, is the representative standing on the right of the photo with her hand raised. She is married and the mother of three children, two of whom are girls. The eldest girl is married, the boy is 15 years old and the youngest girl is 9 years old. They have all attended school. She runs a restaurant.

Khady has a restaurant in her home and, in parallel, runs a business trading in fabric and various items. She purchases her stock from the wholesalers in the central market and re-sells them in her neighborhood. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the restaurant business and 8 years’ experience selling fabric.

She is going to buy thirty 12-yard lengths of waxed cloth, 20 pairs of shoes and bags that she will sell with a good profit margin. She has no trouble in selling her products since she has a loyal customer base and she also sells on credit.

The income will allow her to take charge of her children’s needs, increase her savings and strengthen her business.

In this group: Mbouré, Khady, Mame Diarra, Mame

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Diane Yelland.


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.

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.