A loan of $4,250 helps a member to buy baskets of dried shrimps.


03_Tambacoumba Group's story

These six women are part of the women's group created in October 2001. They are mainly involved in the trade of various products.

Felicite, who is in the picture, is the leader of the group. She is married, 70 years old and mother of six children including two girls. She has been selling dried shrimps for several years.

With this new loan, she plans to buy more merchandise. She will sell her products at the local market and in Ziguinchor. She will use the profits to help her husband with daily expenses but also with school and medical expenses for the children.

In order to comply with social distancing rules, Felicite is the only person in the photo.

In this group: Felicite, Gnima, Maimouna, Satou, Mariama, Marietou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Violette Mercuzot.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams






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.