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Hawa is a 56-year-old woman. She is married and the mother of eight children between the ages of 28 and 14. She has been involved in retail for three years. She sells fabrics, particularly a very fine type of fabric called "Khartoum", which is the most commonly worn fabric in Mauritania. Hawa actually buys her merchandise in Mauritania.

Hawa decided to start in this business because she had a passion for it. She would now like to develop and diversify her activity. This is why she is requesting a loan of 200,000 CFA francs.

Hawa, who pays her children's school fees, helps her husband cover the household expenses. In the future, she would like to own a shop and sell ready-to-wear clothes. She works from 4 PM until 7 PM.
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Madame Hawa est une dame de 56 ans, mariée et mère de 08 enfants dont l’ainé a 28 ans et le cadet ,14 ans. Elle fait du commerce depuis 3 ans, en vendant des tissus spécialement un tissu très doux appelé « Khartoum » qui est l’habit le plus porté en Mauritanie ; c’est d’ailleurs là bas qu’elle se ravitaille.
Elle est entrée dans le commerce par amour et aimerai développer son activité et la diversifier. C’est pourquoi elle demande un crédit de 200000 FCFA. Elle appui son mari dans la gestion du foyer en s’occupant des frais de scolarité de ses enfants .Dans l’avenir, elle aimerait acquérir une boutique de prêt à porter. Elle commence sa journée à 16h pour la terminer à 19h

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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
  • 35
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  • $14,085,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD