A loan of $4,100 helps a member to buy fresh fish for sale.


01_Cite Malick Group's story

These six women are part of the 'banc villageois' started in August 2012. They come from the same area, where they are neighbors, are friends and share strong values ​​of understanding and mutual aid. Their principle activity is business and have repaid over 10 previous loans without problem.

Maïmouna is standing on the right side of the photo with her hand raised, is 45 years old, a widow with four children, two boys and two girls, who are all in school.

She is active in selling fresh fish and operates between the fishing docks of the region, the capital and at her home where she is a fishmonger. She has running this business for more than 10 years. With the loans, she will buy cases of different fresh fishes which she will then sell at affordable prices. This will all go well as she has faithful customers.

She will use the profits to increase her level of savings at the 'banc villageois' and complete little by little some minor repairs at her house.

In this group: Aminata, Sokhna Oumou Khaïry, Maïmouna, Aguida, Nafissatou, Kène

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Tim Gibson.


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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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.