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These are the groups that we are currently partnering with to help fund their business ventures!

Yacine's Group - Senegal

The 'banc villageois' housing this group was created in December 2016. It has been composed of five women living in the same neighborhood who all work in the processing of seafood. Yacine, the group's representative, is a widow and the mother of seven children (four boys and three girls). The oldest is 38 years old, and the youngest is 20. She has forty years of experience.

With this loan, she intends to purchase a fishing boat and a motor for her son, who is a wholesale fish seller, so as to sell fish and to process seafood for resale. With the profits, she manages all expenses of the household, where she lives with her sons and grandchildren.

In this group: Yacine , Dior , Bineta, Madjiguene, Binta Diop

Jessica - Philippines

Jessica is a widowed woman with two children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Jessica is 45 years old and one of her children is in school.

Jessica has a manicure and pedicure business in the Philippines. Jessica requested a PHP 25,000 loan amount through NWTF to buy nail polish, a nail cutter, and other supplies needed in her business.

Jessica has been in this business for 12 years. In the future, Jessica would like to save enough to provide a secure future for her family.

Rosa Anagil - El Salvador

Rosa used a previous Kiva loan to revive her tailoring business. Currently she keeps her customers satisfied. With better inventory her income has improved and allowed her to reduce the basic needs of her family.

In order to fulfill seasonal orders she has chosen to apply for a new loan to buy fabrics, buttons, thread, pins, etc., so she will have supplies on hand to continue making clothing.

Previous loan details

Due to the good results achieved by applying loans to her business, Rosa is once again approaching Padecomsm to request a loan to use in the purchase of sewing supplies, such as fabrics, clasps, thread, etc., in order to make skirts, dresses and shirts.

This way she can keep her business running.

With the help of the previous loan she was able to deliver her clients' orders on time, thereby generating more income to be able to pay her debts and provide a better life for her family.


Tushauriane Women Group

The woman raising her hand in the photo is Mercy. She is a member of Tushauriane Women Group. She is 29 years old, is married, and has two children.

She practices mixed farming, maize, beans and groceries. Having undergone Hand in Hand Eastern Africa training on enterprise development, she learnt how to draw her budget and come up with a good business idea in her area.

She is borrowing a loan from Kiva, with which she intends to add to her stock of groceries to sell. This will ensure that she acquires more profit and will thus be able to provide for her family needs with ease.

Mercy is very grateful to Kiva and to Hand in Hand Eastern Africa for the support and promises to repay the loan promptly.

In this group: Mercy , Christine