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Mbery is an elderly woman who had to be responsible early on, since it has been thirty years that she has been doing commerce in dried fish. She is married and takes care of her six children, of whom the oldest is 30, and the youngest is 17. She starts her day at 6 AM, and she does not return home until 6 PM.

With this loan, she is going to purchase dried fish, which she resells at the communal market in her town, as can be seen in the photo. For the future, Mbery would like to purchase a car to transport her merchandise, thus she will be able to increase her income and improve her family's living conditions.
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Mbery est une vieille dame qui s’est très tôt responsabilisée car cela fait maintenant 30 ans qu’elle est entrée dans le commerce de poissons secs. Elle est mariée et prend en charges ses 6 enfants dont l’ainé a 30 ans et le dernier, 17 ans. Elle commence sa journée à 6h et ne rentre à la maison qu'à 18h du soir.
Avec le crédit, elle va acheter des poissons secs qu'elle revend au marché de la commune de sa ville comme on le voit sur la photo. A l'avenir Mbéry souhaite acheter une voiture pour le transport de sa marchandise ainsi elle pourra augmenter son revenu et améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille.

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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
  • 46
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  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD