A loan of $4,750 helps a member to buy drinks and various food products that she will resell.


01_Sébithiokho 1 Group's story

These brave women come from the group that has existed since September 2013. They live in the same village and share strong bonds of friendship and solidarity. They have benefited from more than 10 loans which they have repaid when due. Their main activity is commerce.
Virginie Ernestine is 59 years old, to the right of the photo and raising her hand, is a married woman who is the mother of four children including a boy and who are all in school.
The lady Virginie Ernestine is active in the sale of drinks and various products. She gets her supplies at the central market and works at home. She capitalizes on an experience of more than 10 years.
She will buy 1 bag of beans, 2 cans of palm oil, 2 cans of lemon juice and 3 cases of drinks which she will resell. She is good at selling.
Her profits are used to support herself, to increase her savings and to participate in daily expenses.

In this group: Fatou, Virginie Ernestine, Mariama, Fatou, Awa, Astou

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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*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.