A loan of $1,675 helps a member to buy fruit for resale.


01_Mbirdiam Group's story

This group is composed of nine women who worked together to form a banc villageois in December 2001. These women are courageous and dynamic, they work together and have repaid several loans successfully. They work primarily in commerce.

Madam Arame is 56 years old and the group representative. She can be seen to the right with her hand raised. She is a widow and the mother of nine, including five sons and four daughters. Eight of her children are educated.

Madam Arame sells a variety of fruits, which she purchases in bulk from wholesalers and resells individually from her store. She benefits from over 20 years of experience in this sector.

With this loan, she plans to purchase mangos, melons, oranges, and other fruit, which she will resell at a profit. She knows her business well and has a large clientele.

The income from her sales will allow Madam Arame to increase her savings, cover family expenses, and fund the education of her two youngest.

In this group: Nafi, Mariama, Khady, Ndéye Ngoné, Mariama, Mbayang, Seynabou, Arame, Aïssatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Smith.


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.

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.