A loan helped a member to buy vegetables for sale.


01_Kawsara Group's story

This group of five women was created in May 2009; they are from the same neighborhood and are united by good social and professional ties.

Madame Diolé is the representative standing on the far right of the photo with her hand raised. She is 35 years old and married with two children, a girl and a boy who are educated.

Madame Diolé is active in the vegetable trade and has many years of experience.

With her new loan she will buy 2 bags of eggplants, 1 bag of cabbage, 1 bag of carrots, and 1 bag of turnips. She manages to sell her products; at the same time she would like to buy masks to resell.

The profits made by her business allow her to take care of her needs, to participate in the expenses of her family and also to strengthen her savings at the banc villageois level.

In this group: Nafi, Aïda, Diolé, Bintou, Massow

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emma Serianni.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal.



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