A loan of $2,850 helps a member to buy food products and resell them.


01_Kam Diack 1 Group's story

These twelve brave women belong to the banc villageois established in the area in December of 2013. They all live in the same village and maintain good social and professional relations. They successfully paid their loans back. Their main activity is retail.

Madame Astou is 47 years old and is sitting on the far left of the photo with her hand raised. She is married and has nine children who all go to school: five boys and four girls. She is busy running a small grocery store. She buys her merchandise at the weekly markets and resells them from home in her village. She has over 7 years of experience in this business.

She will use this new loan to buy 500kgs of peanuts, 100kgs of millet, which she will resell with a reasonable mark-up. Her business is doing well because she waits for shortages before selling her stock.

She saves her profits with the banc villageois, manages her small expenses, and helps her husband support their children.

In this group: Astou, Rokhaya, Marième, Ngondiane, Diouma, Nogoye, Khoudia, Astou, Aby, Ndéye Fatou, Binta, Fatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sylvie Pelaprat.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
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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.