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Hawa is a widowed woman who lives in Sénégal. She sells fabric and has been working in this field for more than 5 years.

She is requesting a loan of 200,000 frs which will be used to buy fabric to resell. She wishes to strengthen her working capital even more.

The income that her business generates for her allows her to support part of the responsibilities of her family of 7 children. Her goal consists in beginning to run her own boutique selling clothing for children. Her future intentions are also to acquire a large store to sell fabric.
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Madame Hawa est une femme veuve qui vit au Sénégal. Elle vend des tissus est s’active dans le secteur depuis plus de 5 ans. Elle sollicite un crédit de 200 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de tissus a revendre. Elle souhaite renforcer d’avantage son fond de roulement. Les revenus que lui procure son activité lui permet de supporter une partie des charges de sa famille de 7 enfants. Son objectif consiste à commencer l’exploitation de sa propre boutique de vente de vêtements pour enfants. Aussi son intention dans le futur est d’acquérir un grand magasin de vente de tissus.

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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
  • 40
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,279,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD