A loan of $4,650 helps a member to buy fruits to resell.


01_Mbirdiam Group's story

These seven women belong to their 'banc villageois' which was started in December 2001. They all live in the same village. They are friends and share solid values of parenting, friendship and solidarity. They are strong and dynamic and have repaid several loans successfully. Their principle activity is commerce.

Fatou Adama is the representative of the group, on the right hand side of the picture, with her hand raised. She is 56 years old, married, with eight children, 4 boys and 4 girls. Three of them are still at school. She is a strong woman who works hard.

She runs a small business of selling a variety of fruits, which she buys from wholesalers and then sells by the side of a major highway, She has been doing this successfully for 20 years. With the loan, every week, she will buy different fruits like oranges, melons, mangoes, which she will then sell with a mark-up. She runs her business very well and has a good customer base.

From the profits, she will increase her savings and meet the needs, with her husband, of the family.

In this group: Fatou Adama, Aïda, Ndéye Khady, Amy, Diarry, Fatou, Ndéye Marie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Tim Gibson.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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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.

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.