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Thiaba is a divorced woman who lives in Sénégal. For more than 30 years she has been active in shopkeeping and sells clothing, shoes and handbags. She devotes eight hours a day to her business. The income that her business generates allows her to pay for her daily expenses as well as the electricity bill for her family.

She is a member of one of the branches of the UIMCEC. She is requesting a loan of 400,000 frs to buy merchandise that she will resell. Her intention is to strengthen her working capital but also to diversify the items that she sells in order to grow her profits. Thus she will be able to save money and at the same time improve the nutritional conditions of her family. Her future project is to travel to other destinations that are more interesting as far as supplying merchandise.
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Madame Thiaba est une femme divorcée qui vit au Sénégal. Elle s’active depuis plus de 30 ans dans le secteur du commerce et pratique la vente d’habits, de chaussures et de de sacs a mains. Elle consacre huit de temps de la journée a son activité. Les revenus que lui génère son activité lui permettent de supporter la dépense quotidienne ainsi que les frais d’électricité de sa famille. Elle est membre d’un des guichets de l’UIMCEC. Elle sollicite un crédit de 400 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de marchandises qu’elle commercialise. Son intention est de renforcer son fond de roulement mais aussi de diversifier les articles qu’elle vend afin d’accroitre ses bénéfices. Ainsi elle pourra épargner de l’argent et en meme temps améliorer les conditions alimentaires de sa famille. Son projet futur est de voyager vers d’autres destinations plus intéressantes en matière d’approvisionnement en marchandises.

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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
  • 91
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    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD