A loan of $4,175 helps a member to buy fresh fish that she will resell.


01_Sebithiokho 2 Group's story

This group, which is part of the Banc Villageois set up in September 2013, is made up of five very dynamic women who live in the same neighborhood and who have good social cohesion. They all do business.
They repaid several loans when due.
Lady Astou, the representative, is 52 years old, on the left in the photo and with her hand raised. She is married and the mother of six children, two of whom are girls and two boys are still students; the others are working.
Astou runs a small fresh fish business that she buys wholesale and resells at home. She capitalizes on 20 years of experience in this sector.
With this new loan, she will buy 4 cases of fish, ice cream, and pay for transport. She sells her products easily and she is the only one to sell fresh fish in her neighborhood.
Her profits allow her to take care of herself, help her children with their education, and save.

In this group: Astou, Mariama, Oulimata, Khady, Dieynaba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Caitlin LeClair.


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.