A loan of $1,850 helps a member to buy shoes and milk to resell.


01_Keur Ngalgou Group's story

These brave women are part of a group formed in the January of 2000. They live in the same village and maintain ties of kinship, neighborliness, and solidarity. Their primary occupation is business. They are well versed in lending.

Madame Aïda is 61-years-old, standing to the right in the photo raising her hand. She is married and mother of five children, one of whom is a girl, and all of whom are school educated. She has worked a small business selling shoes, clothing, and lait caillé [a yogurt-like food]. She moves between her village and the market of the next closest village. She holds five years of experience in this area of business.

She will buy shoes, clothing, and fresh milk that she curdles to resell in town. Her products sell well due to a strong customer base in the village. Her profits allow her to help her children as well as buy sheep to fatten that she plans to sell during large events (baptisms, Tabaski).

In this group: Aïda, Mané, Amy, Arame, Khady, Khoudia, Khady

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Will Gleason.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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*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.

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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.