A loan of $2,900 helps a member to buy cosmetic products and fruits to resell.


01_Keur Bakar Group's story

This group of fifteen women has seized the opportunity to belong to the banc villageois which came into being in November 2008. They live in the same village and are related, neighbours and friends and they maintain good relationships amongst themselves. They contribute a lot to the development of their community by being active in sales and agriculture. They have a good understanding of loans.

Madame Fatou is 57 years old. She is the head of the group. She is at the right of the photo with her hand raised. She is married and the mother of five children: three boys and two girls. They all attend school.

Madame Fatou sells various cosmetics and fruit in season. She replenishes her stock at the wholesalers and resells her wares at the weekly market. She has approximately 15 years of experience and capitalizes on that experience. She will buy cosmetics and mangoes which she will sell to her customers. She is able to sell off all of her stock with ease.

The profits will allow her to increase her savings and to participate in the running of the household.

In this group: Ndéye, Fatou, Ndaour, Kiné, Ramata, Penda, Salimata, Fatou, Khady, Arame, Mada, Khary, Ndéye, Astou, Ndiaya

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Esther Schmit.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural 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.

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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.