A loan of $2,475 helps a member to buy textiles and shoes for resale.


01_Santessou Group's story

Created in August 2008, this group is made up of five resourceful and courageous women who live in the same district. They are happy as neighbours, friends and mutual support systems. They manage their credit well and they work in several income generating activities. The principal activity is commerce.

Mrs. Anta is 50 and is the leader. She is on the right in the photo with her hand raised. She is married with five children of whom three girls and two boys who all attend school.

Mrs. Anta sells textiles and shoes; she buys her stock at the markets and makes her sales in a popular tourist spot and in her neighbourhood from her home.

With her loan, she will buy wax fabrics, artwork and shoes made locally. She makes a satisfactory income for she has a good clientele to whom she offers high quality products at reasonable prices.

She will use her profits to reinforce her business and to participate in the management of the household.

In this group: Awa, Anta, Awa, Nancy, Aïda Mbacké

Translated from French.


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.