A loan of $2,500 helps a member to buy seasonal fruits for resale.


01_Mbirdiam Group's story

This group made up of ten women is part of the 'Banc Villageois' set up in December 2001; They live in the same village. They have good relations and share strong values ​​of kinship, friendship and solidarity. They are forceful and dynamic,

Amy, 52, is the representative, on the right in the photo and with a raised hand. She is married with four children: three boys and one girl, two of whom are still in school.
She runs a small business of selling various fruits, which she buys wholesale from wholesalers and which she then sells in her village, where she has a shop. She has a good experience of more than 25 years in this trade sector.

With her credit, she plans to buy a truckload of melons that she will resell with a profit margin. She masters her business well and has a good clientele.

The profits obtained will allow her to increase her savings, meet her needs and help her husband with family expenses (schooling, clothing, etc.)

In this group: Fatou, Adja Astou, Awa Mariama, Mariama, Coumba, Ndéye Ngoné, Nogoye, Fatou, Amy, Rokhaya

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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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*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.