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Fatou Tacko
Ms. Fatou Tacko M., age 35, is a Senegalese woman who is requesting a loan to finance her business. For ten years, she has been selling fabrics, cosmetics, bed sheets, and tea. With this loan, she's going to replenish her inventory in order to serve her customers better. She has never had a loan from IMCEC before. She lives in Thiès, a city located 70 km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. She is married, and with the revenues from her enterprise, she helps her husband with family expenses.

Ms. M. is requesting a special IMCEC product. The product is called PDEF (the Kiva program for child and family development). It's for helping parents of poor children who are part of the project, the Christian Children's Fund, a partner of IMCEC. Clients benefit from a reduced interest rate.
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Madame Fatou Tacko M. est une Sénégalaise agee de 35 ans qui sollicite un crédit pour financer son activité commercial. Depuis dix ans elle a vendu des tissus, des produits cosmétiques, des draps, et du thé. Avec ce prêt elle va reconstituer son stock afin de mieux servir ses clients. Elle n’a jamais reçu un crédit auprès de l’IMCEC. Elle habite à Thiès, une ville située à 70 kilomètres de Dakar, la capitale du Sénégal. Elle est mariée et avec les revenus de son entreprise, elle aide son mari dans les dépenses familiales.

Madame M. sollicite un produit spécial de l’IMCEC. Le produit s’appelle Kiva Program de Développement de l’Enfant et de la Famille (PDEF), et il sert à aider les parents des enfants pauvres qui sont dans le projet de Christian Children’s Fund, un partenaire de l’IMCEC. Les clients profitent d’un taux d’intérêt diminué.

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This loan is administered by UIMCEC, a Kiva Field Partner in Senegal since 2008. UIMCEC is a government-regulated microfinance institution whose mission is to improve the revenue and well-being of families through access to financial services, allowing principally women and young adult micro-entrepreneurs living in rural and semi-rural areas to develop their revenue-generating businesses and supporting them in becoming financially self-sufficient.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 88
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,826,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD