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Sittouna F. Z. is married and lives in Senegal. She is 56 years old.
She works as a seamstress, but at the same time she is also involved in retail and sells local juices, water, newspapers and various other items. She has 20 years of experience working in her field, which she chose following the advice of her older sister.
What she enjoys the most is the beauty of the outfits she creates and the profits generated from her activity. She has been a member of the local UIMCEC branch since December 2011. She is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs to buy a new, more efficient sewing machine which will render her sewing business more cost-efficient.
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Madame Sittouna.F.Z. est mariée et habite au Sénégal. Elle est âgée de 56 ans. Elle pratique l’activité de couture et exerce en meme temps le commerce et la vente de jus locaux, d’eau, de journaux et divers autres produits. Elle capitalise une expérience de 20 ans dans son activité. Elle a choisi cette activité sous l’influence de sa sœur ainée. Ce qui lui plait le plus c’est la beauté des modèles qu’elle crée et surtout les flux financiers qui sont générés par son activité. Elle est membre du guichet de la localité depuis décembre 2011. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour l’achat d’une nouvelle machine a coudre plus performante qui lui permettra de mieux rentabiliser son activité de couture.

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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
  • 39
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  • $14,279,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD