A loan of $3,475 helps a member to buy a variety of retail items such as vegetables like sweet potatoes and peppers.


Eliane Tankon Group's story

This group is composed of 24 women. They founded their group in May 2011. The women are brave and hardworking, each earning their own income. They all live in the same area. Despite their diversity, there is a perfect harmony between them. The majority of the group members are seasonal farmers. Outside of the farming season, they work in commerce.

The woman pictured above (only one group member is photographed at this time due to Covid 19) is named Eliane. She is a widow and the mother of six children. She is responsible for six others as well.

Eliane works in commerce, selling juices made of hibiscus or baobab fruit as well as flavored ice, millet, etc. She has several years of experience in this sector. The income from her business allows her to cover her children's expenses and healthcare.

In this group: Bineta , Maimouna, Penda, Mariama, Dicko , Adama Thioune , Ouleye, Fatoumata, Eliane, Binta , Delame, Mariama, Ramata, Diarra, Sira , Fatime , Aissata, Diarra, Aissata Demba , Dieynaba, Salimatou , Fatou Mbengue , Fana, Mbombe

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Smith.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural 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.