Fatoumata, lives in the south of Senegal, is 40 years old, and has three children who are all in private school. One studies at SOS and two at the College of the Sacred Heart in their second and sixth year.
Fatoumata pays for the children's private school and food for her family with her small business.
Fatoumata purchases fabrics and her friend trades between Mali and Senegal, reselling and replacing them until the end of the month when she has a profit.
In the coming years, Fatoumata would like to develop her business and become a big-time trader, traveling to Dubai and Morocco to buy her wares like her friend.
FATOUMATA HABITE AU SUD DU SENEGAL , EGEE DE 40 ANS , ELLE A 3 ANFENTS QUI SONT TOUS A L'ECOLE PRIVEE .UN , ETUDIE AU SOS , ET LES 2 AU COLLEGE SACRE-COEUR D'OU L'AINEE FAIT LA 6em SECONDE .
FATOUMATA AVEC SON COMMERCE ASSURE LA NOURRITURE DE SA FAMILLE ET FRAIS DE SCOLARISATION DES ENFANTS QUI SONT DANS LE PRIVE
FATOUMATA ACHATE DES TISSUS MALIEN THIOUB AUPRSE DE SA COPINE COMMERCANTE ENTRE MALI SENEGAL POUR LES REVENDRE ET PLACER AUPRES DES AUTRES JUSQU'A LA FIN DU MOIS ET AVOIR UN BENEFICE.
DANS LES PROCHAINES ANNEES , FATOUMATA VOUDRAIT DEVELOPPER SON ACTIVITE DEVENIR UNE GRANDE COMMERCANTE , VOYAGER VERS DOUBAIS , MAROC POUR LES ACHATS COMME SON AMIE.
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.