Mrs Oureye is 55 years old and married. She has been a merchant for three years selling lollipops, local juice and ice cream. She chose this activity because of its appropriateness and because she didn't want to lead an idle life. She has been a member of one of the branches of the microfinance institution U-IMCEC since May 2003. She applies for a loan of 150,000 CFA francs to make up her savings to pay for her journey to Mecca without dipping into her working capital.
Madame Oureye est une femme mariée de 55 ans. Elle s’active dans le commerce depuis 3 ans et s’adonne a la vente de sucettes, de jus locaux et de glace. Elle a choisi son activité par opportunité et dans le souci de ne pas rester oisive. Elle est membre d’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC depuis mai 2003. Elle sollicite un crédit de 150 000 frs prévu pour compléter ses dépenses de voyage pour la Mecque. Ce financement lui permettra de renforcer son activité.
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.