A loan of $1,700 helps a member to purchase shoes and soap for resale.


01_Niakh Jerignu Mf Group's story

This group is made up of 11 women members of the Banc Villageois that was established in the area in June 2015. They live in the same neighborhood and maintain good relationships. The group's primary [income-generating] activity is business, and they have repaid several loans successfully.

Mrs. Aïda is the group's representative, standing at left in the photo with her hand raised. She is 47 years old, married, and the mother of three girls who all attend school.

Aïda's business is selling shoes and soap. She purchases her merchandise at the central market and sells it locally, near her home. She has nearly eight years of good experience in this type of business.

With this loan, Aïda will purchase packages of soap and paris of men's and women's shoes, which she will sell with a good profit margin. Her business is doing well.

Aïda's profits will increase her savings within the Banc Villageois and will improve her children's quality of life.

In this group: Gaye, Ndéye Astou, Falé, Aïda, Mariama, Khady, Adama, Coumba, Diarra, Alima, Fatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo.


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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*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.