A loan helped a member to buy fabric to resell.


01_Gpf Kawsara Group's story

This group, composed of five women, was created in January 2015. They live in the same neighborhood and maintain good relationships with one another. Their primary activity is retail trade. This is their first loan from Caurie.

Madame Ndéye Issa, the leader, is 62 years old. She is on the left of the photo with her hand raised. She is married and the mother of nine children, of whom three are boys and one is in school. Madame Ndéye Issa conducts a business with fabrics and various products. She buys in bulk and semi-bulk and resells for retail at her place. She capitalizes on her good experience of over 20 years in this area.

She will use all of this loan to buy various fabrics. She is an expert at her work and has a solid customer base. Her profits allow her to take part in the management of her home and to save.

In this group: Ndéye Issa, Khardiatou Alassane, Mbayang, Aminata, Elène

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Suzanne McCoskey.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal.



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