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Mbery is a 41-year-old woman living in Senegal. She is a host at one of the local radio stations. She also runs a retail business at the same time, where she sells dyed fabrics, jewellery, and hair weaves. She has over five years of experience with her business that she chose as an opportunity to earn a stable income. Consequently, the lucrative aspect of the business is what interests her the most.

She has been a member of one of the branches of the U-IMCEC in the village where she lives since September 2004. She has already paid back nine previous loans. She is seeking a loan of 500,000 frs to pay for an order of goods that she placed.

The profitability of her retail business from the very beginning has helped her acquire household furniture and also satisfy her own needs as well as those of her brothers and sisters.
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Mademoiselle Mbery est âgée de 41 ans et habite au Sénégal. Elle est animatrice d’une radio locale de la place. En meme temps elle exerce une activité de commerce, de vente de tissus teintés, bijoux et greffage. Elle a une expérience de plus de 5 ans dans son activité qu’elle a choisie par opportunité dans le but de se procurer des revenus réguliers. Par conséquent ce qui l’intéresse le plus c’est l’aspect lucratif de l’activité. Elle est membre d’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC de la localité ou elle habite depuis septembre 2004. Elle a déjà remboursé 9 prêts antérieurs. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour honorer une commande de marchandises qu’elle avait effectué. La rentabilité de son activité de commerce depuis le début de ses activités l’aide a s’équiper en mobilier de maison et aussi a subvenir a ses besoins personnels ainsi qu’a ceux de ses frères et sœurs.

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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
  • 60
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,279,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD