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Mrs. Astou N. is a 47-year old woman. She lives in Bambilor. She is divorced and has a family to support. She is engaged in different business activities as she has been selling fish and fabrics for over 20 years. She first started this work in order to support her husband and children. And in this way she has been able to provide for her needs. She has been a member of the Bambilor credit union since October 2009. She already had a loan before. She is seeking a credit of 300,000 to purchase fabrics (traditional fabrics such as damask-type thioup, colourful “wax” fabrics, etc), in order to further grow her secondary business in fabrics. Her goal is to increase her revenues and boost her savings.
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Madame Astou N. est une femme qui est âgée de 47 ans. Elle habite dans la localité de Bambilor. Elle est divorcée et mère de famille. Elle a une activité commerciale diversifiée car elle s’active depuis plus de 20 ans dans l’achat et la vente de poissons et de tissus. Et c’était pour soutenir son mari et ses enfants qu’elle s’était lancée dans cette activité. Ainsi elle parvenait a satisfaire ses besoins. Elle est sociétaire de la caisse de Bambilor depuis octobre 2009. Elle a déjà remboursé un crédit antérieur. Elle sollicite un crédit de 300 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de tissus( thioup, wax, etc.) en vue de développer son activité secondaire de vente de tissus. Son objectif est d’accroitre ses bénéfices et de renforcer son épargne.

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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.

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  • $2,300
    Average annual income
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  • $13,894,575
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  • 476.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD