A loan of $3,825 helps a member to buy a variety of products including bags, clutches, and shoes.


02_Sikilo Group's story

Since its creation, this group been comprised of independent and dynamic women who engage primarily in business. They all live in the same neighbourhood.

Mariama, 36 years old, who appears in the photo is divorced and the mother of a small boy. She is the representative of the group. Mariama has been a businesswoman for a number of years and is skilled in her field. She goes to the capital to buy her products before returning to her town to sell them.

With this loan, Mariama will buy a variety of products including bags, clutches, and shoes in bulk which she will sell with a decent profit margin. Mariama sells her merchandise to her customers on credit. The profits she earns from the sales will be used to grow her savings in the banc villageois and ensure her child will receive an education.

In this group: Estelle, Fatou , Maram, Sire, Dalla, Dioumaye, Angele, Salimatou, Diminga, Fatoumata, Bagnagna Patricia, Felicite, Fatou , Awa, Lalia, Mariama Maoudo, Ansata, Salimatou , Elisabeth, Marie Therese , Maimouna , Genevieve, Haby

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Pont.


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.