A loan of $1,275 helps to buy fabric to resell.


Mariane's story

Mariane is a member of the Banc Villageois established in her community since its inception in October 1995. This brave woman is sixty-two years old and divorced. She is the mother of three children including two daughters, all of whom are now adults.

Marianne runs a business selling fabric and simultaneously processes grain products. She sells door-to-door and has ten years of experience in this industry. She will buy twenty lengths of wax fabric, fifteen pagne sets [traditional cloth wraps] and one bag of millet to process. She is able to sell her merchandise without difficulty. Her profits allow her to increase her savings and to provide for her needs.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Abigail Leavens.


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.