A loan helped a member to buy food products in big cities in order to resell them in her neighborhood store.


Fatou's Group's story

The group was created in the neighborhood in 2021 at the launch of banc villageois. The women belonging to the group have a great rapport. They all work as retail vendors. The group consists of eight members from the same neighborhood.

Ms. Aissatou, alone in the photo, is the group representative.
She is 54 years old, married and has eight children, including four daughters. With her loan, Aissatou will buy food products in big towns in order to resell them in her neighborhood store.

In this group: Fatou, Rama, Fatou, Bintou, Awa , Fatou, Aissatou, Amy

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal.



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