A loan of $750 helps a member to buy food grade oil for resale.


01_Saly Carrefour Group's story

This "banc villageois" started in April 2010, holds accountable these six courageous women, who are very energetic and active in business. They live in the same neighborhood and maintain good relationships. They repaid several loans successfully.
Damba, 51 years old, is the representative, on the right in the photo dressed in a wax process "pagne" (traditional cloth wrap) and a red shawl on her shoulders. She is married and the mother of one boy, who is in school. She has three sister wives.
Damba runs a business of clothing, incense and food products. She buys in bulk at the big shops in the capital and resells, at retail, from home and in a border country through her sister. She has been successful in her business and capitalizes on a good 14 years of experience in this sector.
With this loan she is going to buy three boxes of 5 liter oil, which she is going to give on credit and recoup her money daily. She has good earnings and makes out well. The profits generated allow her to meet her expenses, to save, to pay for her son's schooling and to build up her business selling clothing and incense.

In this group: Leïla, Marie Hélène, Ndéye Awa, Elisabeth Marie Anna, Damba, Faty

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer melanie fluharty.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal.

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.

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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.