A loan of $3,700 helps a member to buy fabric to resell.


01_Cité Lamy Est 2 Group's story

These brave women are part of this Banc Villageois that has been established since December 2014. They live in the same neighbourhood and maintain strong friendships. They have repaid several loans on time.

Famata, thirty-four years old, is the group representative on the far left of the photo in a blue dress with her arm raised. She is married and the mother of two children: one daughter and one son. Famata is engaged in the business of selling fabric, which she buys in bulk from large retailers and resells to customers in her store. She has many years of experience.

With this new loan, she will buy rolls of fabric (wax, veil, silk, and damask) to build up her supply. She is friendly with her customers and offers high-quality fabrics. The profits earned will allow her to save up and solve her problems.

In this group: Ndéye Mbayang, Dieynaba, Fatimata, Aminata, Aminata, Fatou, Oulimata, Maïmouna, Fatou, Rama, Famata, Yaye Aïssatou, Fatou, Sokhna Fatim, Sokhna Aminata, Coumba Guèye, Awa, Awa, Nogaye

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Abigail Leavens.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban 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.