A loan helped a member to buy peanuts to resell.


08-Bloc2 Group's story

Formed in July 2008, this banc villageois is made up of 18 women who live in the same village and have good teamwork. They work in the retail business to improve their living conditions. They are energetic and supportive.

The group leader is 67-year-old Sounkar, shown alone in the photo. It was decided not to show the other members in the photo to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the area. Sounkar is the married mother of four children, and there are four children in her care.

With this new loan, Sounkar plans to buy peanuts to resell. She has a lot of experience in this area of business. The profits will go to take care of her family and to strengthen her savings.

In this group: Sounkar, Amy, Barra, Gnima, Naby, Fatoumata, Kady, Binta Alfadio, Tonghou , Hady, Coumba, Soukouta, Diarietou, Fatou , Sougounda, Fatoumata, Foulemata, Fanta

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Catherine Breckenridge.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.



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