A loan of $1,125 helps a member to buy dishes for resale.


01_Hlm Group's story

This group is part of the banc villageois that has been in existence since June 2015; it is made up of seven nice women who live in the same neighborhood. They share solid values of friendship and solidarity. Their primary business is trade.
Rokhaya, 43, is the group representative standing at the left of the photo raising her hand. She is married and has three children, one of whom is a daughter; they all go to school.
Rokhaya runs a business selling dishes. She makes her purchases at the central market and sells from her home in her neighborhood. She can look back on almost ten years' experience in this sector.
She wants to buy 6 sets of porcelain cups which she will sell on credit. She has no difficulties in selling off her merchandise because she sees to it that she is paid daily.
Her revenue enables her to have savings at the banc villageois and also constitutes a working capital for her other activities.

In this group: Rokhaya, Rokhaya, Dior, Awa, Ndéye Fatou, Safiétou, Ndéye Khady

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Naomi Shamban.


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.